SAN FRANCISCO -- The direct-acting
anticoagulants, as a class, were more effective and at least as safe as warfarin in low-weight and very-low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation in an adjusted analysis of real-world outcomes data from more than 21,000 Korean patients.
Almost half of the women infected with HCV are unaware of their infection, and current treatment with direct-acting
antiviral regimens is quite effective.
THIS STUDY PROVIDES "SUBSTANTIVE EVIDENCE" that curing hepatitis C virus with all-oral direct-acting
antiviral regimeins provides clinical benefits, according to Raymond T.
Outcomes after successful direct-acting
antiviral therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C and decompensated cirrhosis.
Gilead Sciences announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, or MHLW, has approved Epclusa, a once-daily treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis C virus, or HCV, infection with decompensated cirrhosis, and for patients with chronic HCV infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis who have had prior treatment with a direct-acting
antiviral therapy, or DAA.
TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Direct-acting
antiviral prophylaxis is safe and prevents chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after kidney transplantation from HCV-infected donors to noninfected recipients, according to a study published online March 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Improving access to DAA (Direct-Acting
Antivirals) will happen by acquiring larger amounts of drugs at reduced costs and prescribing to earlier stages of HCV3.
Aviragen Therapeutics, a company engaged in the discovery and development of direct-acting
antivirals to treat infections with limited therapeutic options, has signed a merger agreement with Vaxart, a clinical-stage company focused on developing oral recombinant vaccines, it was reported yesterday.
The company said Vosevi marks the latest single-tablet regimen in its portfolio of sofosbuvir-based, direct-acting
antiviral treatments that offer people living with HCV a short course of therapy.
The drugs, called direct-acting
antivirals, are close to 95 percent effective.
As of May 2016, only eight of the 3,487 Tennessee inmates who were diagnosed as having HCV had received treatment (the department also acknowledges that the actual number of inmates infected may be closer to 10,000.) A twelve-week regimen of direct-acting
anti-viral drugs is the medically accepted standard of care and results in curing the disease in 90 percent of cases.