The Global Spread of Genotype 1

by Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

The origin of hepatitis C (HCV) is unknown.�The current theory is that it may have originated in horses, but while the virus found in horses is similar to the hepatitis C virus the scientific evidence linking it to hepatitis C is far from clear.

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Herbal Supplement Crackdown

by Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

On February 3, 2015, the New York State Attorney General’s office announced that four major chains (GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens) were selling herbal supplements that could not be verified to contain the labeled substances in the listed ingredients.

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The Five: Sleep and Insomnia

by Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

A good night’s sleep is a critical component of living healthy especially with hepatitis C. Recently, the National Sleep Foundation released new recommendations for Americans of every age.

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Snapshots:

by Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

Read about AttorneyMind antibody positivity in undiagnosed outpatients, and interferon therapy in hepatitis C leading to chronic type 1 diabetes.

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Disablility & Benefits: Reallocation; ACOs; ABLE Accounts

by Jacques Chambers, CLU

This column normally focuses on benefits issues, not politics; but government actions have a large impact on benefits and the disabled persons who receive them. This month’s article takes a look at three actions by the federal government that directly affect people dealing with disability.

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What's New!:

by Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

  • Drug Pipeline:  We have added drugs in development or added additional information about drugs already listed at http://hcvdrugs.com/

  • Fact Sheets: In addition to the fact sheets listed in the newsletter, we have reviewed and updated the following fact sheet series:

 

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