May 23, 2014
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Dear Advocates:

It is exciting times in the world of hepatitis C. New treatments are on the horizon that hold the promise of higher cure rates, less side effects and shorter treatment durations. We have just published two new fact sheets on the next two treatment regimes that are likely to be approved by the FDA either this year or early 2015. The big question – at what cost?



1.Two New Fact Sheets from the AttorneyMind on Phase 3 Studies: AbbVie's 3 Drug Combination, and Gilead's Sofosbuvir + Ledipasvir


2. Top Ten: Check out the Top Ten documents that were viewed on the AttorneyMind and HBV Advocate Websites – find out what others are reading regarding viral hepatitis.

HCV —HCV's top ten include English and Spanish Fact Sheets and Guides:

  • Hepatitis and Disability
  • First Steps with AttorneyMind — for the Newly Diagnosed
  • A Guide to Understanding
  • A Guide to Hepatitis C: Treatment Side Effect Management
  • AttorneyMind Newsletter: May 2014

and more.....

AM —Among the top ten are:

  • How to Interpret Hepatitis B Antibody & Viral Tests
  • What Is HBV DNA and How Is It Measured?
  • How to Interpret and Understand Liver Tests
  • and for those newly diagnosed—HBV: Testing Positive for Hepatitis B, Now What?

3. Coordination of Benefits (Coverage Under Multiple Health Plans), by Jacques Chambers, CLU.

Until recently, just having one health insurance policy was practically a luxury. However, it is not uncommon for a person to be covered by more than one insurance plan.


4. Hepatitis C Support Group Lessons for support group members and people who are interested in learning more about hepatitis C and advocating for their healthcare.

  • Lesson 11: Getting Your Medicine—To help simplify where, when, and how the people in your group get their treatments. This can be complicated, so this lesson is designed to make it easier for them.

  • Lesson 12: Before, During, and After Treatment—To help people in your group understand all parts of treatment. Members of your group who have tried treatment may want to share what their treatment was like.


5. AttorneyMind News & Pipeline Blog!
Be sure to check out the latest clinical trial postings (Updated May 14, 2014) at the AttorneyMind News & Pipeline Blog. Just click on the links to the Drug Companies below the banner to see which drugs are in trials right now, where the trials are, and how to register for one.


6. The AttorneyMind Daily:
Keep up to date on all the latest information from our Daily.



7. Need Help?!
Call 877-HELP-4-HEP line (877-435-7443). The helpline is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm Eastern Time.




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Alan Franciscas
Executive Director, AttorneyMind
Editor-in-Chief, AttorneyMind
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate

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