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#Mesaredonda8 el 4 de junio de 11:30h-13:00h sobre #VIH y #Hepatitis moderada por #MªJoséPenaLópez y #MiguelGarcíadelToro en la que participan los siguientes ponentes:
#AntonioAguileraGuirao del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela nos hablará sobre la eliminación de la #HepatitisC y las nuevas estrategias de diagnóstico.
#FedericoGarcía del Hospital Universitario San Cecilio de Granada nos hablará sobre la infección oculta del #VIH y lo que se puede hacer para acercarnos al primer objetivo 90.
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This is about #PartD and #AuthorizedGenerics and how some generics aren't a very good deal for health plans, even if they provide savings to patients. With @profmikecarrier @NancyKeatingMD @AmeetSarpatwari. 1/7…
You might remember headlines like this one that were telling us about companies coming out with generic versions of their $$$$ brand-name drugs. We saw this for #insulin #hepatitisC and #epipen over the past few years. 2/7…
These are "authorized generics" which are when a brand company takes off the brand name but the drug is exactly the same. In these cases, the generic product came out way before patents were expired. 3/7
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Hi guys! Do you know that globally, an estimated 58 million people have chronic #hepatitisC virus infection, with about 1.5 million new infections occurring per year?

Let's learn something about it today shall we? This is after all an #InformativeTuesday! 😄

Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus.

The virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness to a serious, lifelong illness including liver cirrhosis and cancer.
The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and most infection occur through exposure to blood from unsafe injection practices, unsafe health care, unscreened blood transfusions, injection drug use (sharing needles) and unsafe sexual practices that lead to exposure to blood.
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I am attending the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (@CND_tweets), the principal policy-making body of the United Nations in drug-related matters. #CND64 is being held in person in Vienna & virtually. In this thread I will share information & reflections🧵⬇️ 1/ Image
I am privileged to be a member of the Australian Civil Society Committee on United Nations Drug Policy.
The Committee provides input & collaborates with the Australian Government; participates in @CND_tweets; and encourages dialogue with Australian civil society.
#CND64 2/
A small civil society delegation has travelled to Perth (to assist with the challenging 18-hour CET time difference, sessions run 3pm-2am AWST) to participate in #CND64 alongside the Australian-based Government delegation who is working in conjunction with post in Vienna.
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I am attending the #UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs intersessional

This is the only time #hepatitisC is on the workplan

We must prioritise people who use drugs to achieve our #hepatitis elimination goals

This is my thread 🧵 ⬇️ 1/

#CND2020 #CND63 #SDG3.3 #HepFreeFuture Image
- 11.3 million people inject drugs
- 48.5% #hepatitisC prevalence
- More than half of the 585,000 people whose deaths were drug related were due to #hepC

@UNODC_HIV #CND2020 #CND63 #HepFreeFuture #NoHep

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Indigenous peoples experience criminalisation, racism and discrimination

Structural barriers must be overcome to promote engagement and access to health services including harm reduction #hepatitis


#CND2020 #CND63 3/ Image
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SPECIAL REPORT: A new article in the Journal of Virus Eradication published yesterday explored the cost of mass producing several drugs that have shown distinct promise in the global fight against #coronavirus.
The research, by Dr. Andrew Hill from the Department of Translational Medicine, University of #Liverpool, found treatments used to treat #SARS and #Ebola, could be produced for just $0.93 per daily dose, and a combination of #HepatitisC medications can be made for just $0.39.
This would translate to just $9 and $5 respectively for a full course of treatment.
Instead, those #drugs are being sold for thousands of dollars each, proving that the private, for-profit #pharmaceutical industry is ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like #COVID19 .
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