Tag: Pacific Hepatitis C Network

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is very happy to learn that effective March 21, an extensive list of hepatitis C treatments will be available through BC PharmaCare – at far better prices than they previously had been. The high cost of hepatitis C treatment has effectively restricted the numbers of people living with hepatitis C who… Read more »

PHCN – Tainted Blood Victims Seek Equal Compensation

Sep 22, 2016 12:19 am | Deb Schmitz Tainted blood victims who contracted hepatitis C before and after 1986-1990 are in court seeking equal compensation and to undo “…a basic unfairness” after failing to access some of the $240-million won last month by the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement climates,, an article by The Globe… Read more »

The victims of Canada’s tainted blood scandal, those involved in the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement, have won their court case against the Attorney General of Canada. The settlement claimants will now share the $207 million remaining compensation fund surplus. Instead of being returned to the government, most of the remaining surplus will now go… Read more »

Jul 12, 2016 01:58 am | Deb Schmitz Additional news about the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement and the agreement’s $250-million surplus was published yesterday in an article by The Globe and Mail (article link). The 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement “Following widespread contamination of blood and blood products with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in… Read more »

The Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project (Hep C TIP) has changed its website address. If your website or information collection includes information about our Hep C TIP, please update your links. If your website or information collection doesn’t currently include information about our Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project (Hep C TIP), please add it to… Read more »

PHCN – National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Month Event

The National Aboriginal Hep C Awareness Month has been launched by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Hepatitis Services, and the BC Centre for Disease Control – Hepatitis C Services. The campaign was designed to highlight the right of Aboriginal People to access and benefit from hep C prevention,… Read more »

          March 21st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & March 22nd 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Holiday Inn Express, 15808 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC • The latest HCV information delivered by specialists in the field • Interactive peer panel discussions • HCV Advocacy Training & much more… A great lunch and… Read more »

The American Journal of Medicine (AJM)’s Exclusive Hepatitis C Interview with Daryl Luster has been published! Using a question-answer format, the post begins with the interviewer asking Daryl to share a bit about himself. Daryl shares about who he is and his convictions about the importance of access to therapy, birth cohort screening, community, and… Read more »

Pacific Hep C Network – Patient Input Surveys

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) wants to hear from you! They are currently seeking patient input for grazoprevir / elbasvir and, therefore, the Pacific Hep C Network (PHCN) needs your thoughts, opinions, and experiences for our patient group input report. There are two PHCN Input Surveys Take this survey if… Read more »

Pacific Hep C Network – Action Plan for Hepatitis Approved

The World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis was approved last week during the 67th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas in Washington, DC! The new plan not only lays out steps to reduce illnesses and deaths due to hepatitis, but also sets… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day 2015: Strength through Community and Hope in Numbers Viral hepatitis can be prevented. It’s up to all of us to act. That is why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be observed each year on July 28th. Millions… Read more »

PHCN’s Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project has its own blog about hep C advocacy and treatment. If you haven’t already signed up to receive the Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project’s news blog, Hep C TIP News, here are some July blog posts you have missed: Holkira Pak Recommendations Advance Notice for Sunvepra and Daklinza 2… Read more »