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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
Teva Pharmaceuticals granted final approval for Ribavirin capsules

Teva Pharmaceuticals granted final approval for Ribavirin capsules

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Severe hepatitis C recurrence is more common in transplants from living donors

Severe hepatitis C recurrence is more common in transplants from living donors

FDA reinforces use of Sustiva in first-line HIV combination therapy

FDA reinforces use of Sustiva in first-line HIV combination therapy

Researchers have identified multiple changes in the gene-expression patterns of cells involved with tumor progression in liver cancer patients

Researchers have identified multiple changes in the gene-expression patterns of cells involved with tumor progression in liver cancer patients

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Surprise finding could lead to hepatitis C vaccine

Surprise finding could lead to hepatitis C vaccine

Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Correlation between HCV viral load and severity of liver disease

Correlation between HCV viral load and severity of liver disease

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

New drug combination more effective than the previous generation of hepatitis C/HIV therapy

New drug combination more effective than the previous generation of hepatitis C/HIV therapy

Roche files for application with FDA to market hepatitis C medication Pegasys(R) for chronic hepatitis B treatment

Roche files for application with FDA to market hepatitis C medication Pegasys(R) for chronic hepatitis B treatment

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

The EU is contributing €9 million to the “Vigilance against Viral Resistance” (VIRGIL) project

The EU is contributing €9 million to the “Vigilance against Viral Resistance” (VIRGIL) project

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease