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Tagged as: hepatitis B

The Haemophilia Society demands Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Products

The Haemophilia Society, alongside campaigners, has written to the Prime Minister calling for a public inquiry into Government and NHS negligence during the Contaminated Blood Scandal in the 1970s and 1980s which led to the deaths of over 2,000 people and thousands more infected with HIV and Hepatitis B & C and

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Direct-acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment for Hepatitis C risks Hepatitis B reactivation

New guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises that all hepatitis C patients should be screened for hepatitis B before starting treatment with new Direct-acting Antivirals (DAAs). If patients are infected with both viruses this does not preclude treatment but this should be monitored and managed.

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