Rural clinic-pharmacist partnerships improve HCV outcomes

A study published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health showed that patients with hepatitis C virus treated at health facilities that served American Indian/Alaska Natives had better outcomes when the clinics collaborated with pharmacists. The study demonstrated that interdisciplinary teamwork improved outcomes in this at-risk and disadvantaged group. This could serve as

Women injecting drugs at higher risk for Hep C than men

The risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is 39% higher for women who inject drugs compared with their male counterparts, according to findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study evaluated data from seven studies on HIV and HCV involving 1,868 people in the US, Australia and Europe who inject

San Diego Health Emergency from Hepatitis A Outbreak

Cases linked to the outbreak of Hepatitis A were first reported in November. As of Friday, more than 15 people in the area have died from hepatitis infections and more than 350 others are ill. San Diego’s homeless population has been hit hardest by the highly contagious hepatitis A virus. According to the¬†World Health Organization¬†most

“WHO: Hepatitis deaths rising”

The rise in the number of deaths caused by hepatitis makes the disease a global health threat on the level of tuberculosis and HIV, according to a World Health Organization report. The data, presented at the International Liver Congress, showed a 22% increase in deaths resulting from chronic hepatitis B and C from 2000 to