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Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in the body and is carried in the bloodstream.

Prolor Reports Positive Results in Hemophilia Study

Link to Article The study found that the mice which received Factor VIIa-CTP showed a superior survival rate. Prolor Biotech Inc. (AMEX: PBTH; TASE: PBTH) today reported positive results in a comparative study of its longer-acting version of the hemophilia drug Factor VIIa, Factor VIIa-CTP drug, in a preclinical trial in mice. The study is […]

Developments in Clinical Use of Plasma Therapies

Link to Website IPPC 2012 SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTS IN CLINICAL USE OF PLASMA PROTEIN THERAPIES BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (February 14th, 2012) The International Plasma Protein Congress (IPPC) 2012 will take place on March 13-14 in Madrid, Spain at the Hotel Melia Princesa and will feature a panel of experts discussing their findings on the development […]

HCV/HIV Drug Safety Communication – Drug Interactions

Link to Official FDA Alert         [Posted 02/09/2012] Victrelis (boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Protease Inhibitor Drugs: Drug Safety Communication – Drug Interactions AUDIENCE: Infectious Disease, Pharmacy ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that drug interactions between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor Victrelis (boceprevir) and certain ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus […]

Recall of Crickit® Convenience Kits

Click here for FDA recall North American Rescue, LLC Announces A Follow-Up to the Recall of Crickit® Convenience Kits Because of Possible Health Risk Related to Nationwide Recall of Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads Contact: Consumer 1-888-689-6277, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (ET) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 6, 2012 – Greer, SC, February […]

Treatment for Blood Disease Is Gene Therapy Landmark

By NICHOLAS WADE Published: December 10, 2011 Medical researchers in Britain have successfully treated six patients suffering from the blood-clotting disease known as hemophilia B by injecting them with the correct form of a defective gene, a landmark achievement in the troubled field of gene therapy. Hemophilia B, which was carried by Queen Victoria and […]

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Getting your ZZZ’s

Eating well and exercising are great ways to start on the path to wellness.  Another area of importance that most of us forget to consider is the amount of sleep we get.  Making the choice to get enough sleep is a healthy decision for you and your family.  Sleep not only affects our daily activities, but […]

Medicare Enrollment Period Ends December 7, 2011

Medicare annual open enrollment ends in less than 1 week.  Medicare beneficiaries who do not have a Part D plan can enroll in one, and those who do have Part D coverage can change plans.  Beneficiaries can also return to traditional Medicare from a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, enroll in an MA plan, or change […]

NIH: World AIDS Day

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2011 Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of AIDS Research Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH Direct Link to NIH statement This year, we commemorate World AIDS Day during the 30th year since the first reported […]

Access to HCV Therapy

Next Push – Advanced Therapy Our Citizen Petition to the FDA in 2009 (with amendment), asked for recognition of the HCV crisis in our community and it requested the earliest possible access to advanced HCV therapies.  We have made substantial progress in moving regulatory policy toward appropriate urgency. However, as advocates and patients, we are […]

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