Eliminating hepatitis by 2030: HHS releases new strategic plan
January 14, 2021
The United States “is currently facing unprecedented hepatitis A outbreaks, while progress in preventing hepatitis B has stalled, and hepatitis C rates nearly tripled.”
Updated USPSTF HBV screening recommendation may be a ‘lost opportunity’
January 12, 2021
The recommendation defines risk groups more narrowly than the CDC, AASLD, and some research suggests risk-based screening is ineffective for chronic conditions.
New CDC guidance for health care personnel exposed to HCV
July 24, 2020
Baseline testing of the source patient and the HCP should be performed as soon as possible, preferably within 48 hours of exposure.
Hep C sofosbuvir/daclatasvir combo promising for COVID-19
July 13, 2020
“We need to remember that conducting research amidst a pandemic with overwhelmed hospitals is a clear challenge, and we cannot be sure of success.”
CDC: Screen nearly all adults, including pregnant women, for HCV
April 10, 2020
Screening should go beyond baby boomers.
What’s new in hepatitis C: Four themes that dominated at the Liver Meeting
November 22, 2019
BOSTON – AASLD highlights included treatment of persons who inject drugs, new directions in pangenotypic therapy, benefits of sustained virologic response, preemptive therapy in donor-positive organ transplant.
Some HCV medications associated with serious liver injury
August 29, 2019
In many cases, the medications should never have been prescribed, according to the FDA.
National Academies issues 5-step plan to address infections linked to opioid use disorder
July 19, 2018
A National Academies workshop results in a five-step action plan for dealing with the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic.
High-dose opioid prescribing linked to heroin use risk among U.S. veterans
June 13, 2018
SAN DIEGO – High-dose opioid prescribing is associated with an increased risk of heroin use among U.S. veterans, an observational study showed.
CDC warns of hepatitis A outbreaks in injection drug users
June 11, 2018
Gap in vaccine availability now has been solved.