What hepatitis stories will 2010 bring us? If this year is any guide, we'll have exciting discoveries, some hopeful news, and the occasional viral exposure. As a new year quickly approaches, here's a look back at six of the top stories of 2009.
Have Hepatitis? Maybe You Need Starbucks! Spending time at your local coffee shop may not help your wallet, but it may help your hepatitis C--at least according to a new study.
Two Drug Therapies are Equally Effective. The standard treatment for hepatitis C for most people is a combination of two drugs: peginterferon and ribavirin. However, there are two kinds of peginterferon available. Until now, we've wondered if there was a difference.
SPC3649. This is the name of a promising treatment still in development, and it's creating some excitement among patients and researchers. Find out what all the fuss is about.
Scrub Tech Exposes 6,000 to Hepatitis C. It's a perfect storm for a bad situation: a healthcare worker infected with hep C, a drug addiction, and a willingness to expose others.
Thousands Exposed at VA Clinics. Several VA medical centers were accidentally exposing people with blood-borne viruses through colonoscopy equipment.
New Drug Shows Improved Virologic Response. A new antiviral drug is showing good results as part of a triple therapy: nitazoxanide, peginterferon and ribavirin.