Hepatitis Newsline


By MELLY ALAZRAKI Posted 4:45 PM 04/14/10:
Achillion (ACHN), a small biopharmaceutical that focuses on infectious disease, knows the story about hepatitis C very well. A liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for a liver transplant.

September 24, 1:00 PM
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and 50 other centers found that weight-based dosing of taribavirin reduces rates of anemia while increasing sustained virologic response (SVR) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Full details of this study are available in the October issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

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