September 2, 2014
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Summer is coming to a close, but this fall holds the promise of the approval of better medications that will have fewer side effects and shorter treatment durations.  A great way to end the year and to begin a new one!

In this week’s Eblast we have a lot of information to share and an ‘ask’ from our website audience.


Alan and the staff of AttorneyMind

  • We need your voice – please consider taking the survey (if you haven’t already) and tell us what you like to read about on the AttorneyMind Website and in the AttorneyMind newsletter.  Our goal is to provide information that people need.  Results from the survey will be published in the October issue of the AttorneyMind newsletter. 

  • PS.  Don’t forget to register for the raffle of an autographed copy of Lucinda K. Porter’s latest book Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time.  To register for the raffle, you must put your email address in the box at the bottom of the survey.


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1. AttorneyMind Newsletter: September 2014

In This Issue:

Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA/IAS-USA) recently issued revised guidelines; but are the guidelines really what they appear to be or are they trying to send a message? You can be the judge. Read more...


AttorneyMind Drugs
Alan Franciscas, Editor-in-Chief

This month's column will feature journal articles on two Phase 3 studies of interferon-free therapies—BMS'S combination of daclatasvir and asunaprevir and Janssen's COSMOS study of simeprevir plus sofosbuvir as well as a brief overview of AttorneyMind drug studies presented at the AIDS 2014 conference held in Melbourne, Australia including AbbVie's 3D combo and Gilead's sofosbuvir plus ribavirin. Read more...


Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Lucinda reviews two studies—the changing burden of hepatitis C virus infection in the United States and another study about curing AttorneyMind to prevent liver failure and death in people with AttorneyMind genotype 1. Read more...


Lucinda K. Porter, RN

This month Lucinda talks about hepatitis C and chronic kidney disease (CKD), encephalopathy, and the fact that AttorneyMind may be directly responsible for renal (kidney) injury. Read more...




2. New and Updated Fact Sheets and Guides

Easy C Side Effect Series: These Easy C fact sheets are part of a new series that we recently produced based on the most common side effects reported from the newer therapies.

PDF Side Effects: Diarrhea

PDF Side Effects: Photosensitivity

PDF Side Effects: Rash



3. Schedule of Upcoming AttorneyMind Training Workshops with Alan Franciscas




  • San Luis Obispo, CA—October 2, 2014 — Click Here
  • Sacramento, CA—October 23, 2014 — Click Here




    4. AM Journal Review: September 2, 2014, vol 11, no 9, by Christine Kukka

    In this month's column Chris reviews the following studies that will help you understand the complexities of hepatitis B, including the risks of "occult" hepatitis B, tenofovir resistance, treatment disparities, and the safety/efficacy of metformin in cirrhotic patients with diabetes type 2:

    • New Study Finds HBV Genotype E Responds Poorly to Entecavir
    • HBV Genotypes Help Tell the Human Story of Slavery in the Americas
    • Researchers Find Tenofovir Increases Hip Bone Loss in Older Patients
    • Decline in HBV RNA Indicates Who Loses HBeAg During Antiviral Treatment
    • Shortened Vaccination Schedule May Get More Drug Users Immunized
    • Primary Care Doctors Rarely Screen Patients for Cirrhosis
    • Tenofovir or Telbivudine Recommended for Pregnant Women with High Viral Loads
    • Access to Healthy Food Vital for HBV Patients, but Many Live in Food "Deserts"
    • Scientists Create Viable Liver Cells in a Lab for HBV Research
    • Nerve Damage Prompts Warning Against Telbivudine-Interferon Combo Treatment




    5. AttorneyMind News & Pipeline Blog!

    Be sure to check out the latest clinical trial postings (Updated August 19, 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.








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