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One Step Closer to Interferon-Free Hepatitis C Treatment

One Step Closer to Interferon-Free Hepatitis C Treatment | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
The treatment of hepatitis C infection has relied on the medication interferon for decades – a medication that brings numerous difficult side effects for patients while it fights against this deadl...
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Hemophilia Treatment Pipeline

Hemophilia Treatment Pipeline | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
For the first time in more than a decade, the pantheon of hemophilia medications has welcomed a new medication into their ranks. The current gold standard for hemophilia centers on prophylactic inf...
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Treatment Rates Disappointingly Low for Hepatitis C

Treatment Rates Disappointingly Low for Hepatitis C | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Four million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), while new treatment protocols for HCV infection approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 are highly effe...
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Psoriasis: The Summer Sun Approach

Psoriasis: The Summer Sun Approach | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
It’s fitting that August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month, especially when you consider that the plentiful summer sun this month serves as natural medication for the irritated skin of psoriasi...
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Hemophilia Yesterday and Tomorrow

Hemophilia Yesterday and Tomorrow | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Hemophilia was first recognized nearly 2,000 years ago and treatments – with varying levels of success – have been attempted for approximately 1,000 years. However, care for bleeding disorders has ...
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BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Selected as a Specialty Pharmacy With Access to the Limited Distribution Oncology Drug Tarceva

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Selected as a Specialty Pharmacy With Access to the Limited Distribution Oncology Drug Tarceva | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 -- BioPlus selected as a specialty pharmacy for the new Tarceva network; now authorized to dispense this oncology medication.
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Hemophilia and “Inhibitors”

Hemophilia and “Inhibitors” | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that interferes with the blood clotting process. Hemophilia A, also known as classic hemophilia, is the most common type – affecting one in 5,000 to 10,000 males w...
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A Day in the Life of a New Hemophilia Diagnosis

A Day in the Life of a New Hemophilia Diagnosis | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Shelley Moore, R.N., National Director of Hemophilia at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Last week, I met a young family who just had their first baby boy. He was about six weeks old and as a...
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I Can Save You a Quarter-Million Dollars Every Year

I Can Save You a Quarter-Million Dollars Every Year | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
How often do you get an offer like that? A few years back, after meeting with a city municipality about their specialty pharmacy needs, I was able to offer this incredible savings to the city. This...
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Risks of Untreated Hepatitis C

Risks of Untreated Hepatitis C | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Elvin Montanez, Pharm.D., Senior Vice President at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added a boxed warning to some of the newer treatments ...
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The Scoop on Milk Thistle for Hepatitis C

The Scoop on Milk Thistle for Hepatitis C | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Over the years, many of my hepatitis C patients have asked if milk thistle would provide additional benefit during treatment of their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Since this herb doesn’t have...
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Why We Can’t Go It Alone

Why We Can’t Go It Alone | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D. It’s only a few days until the first-ever national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States. As this day approaches (May 19th, 2012) I can’t help but think o...
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Answering the Call

Answering the Call | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Baby Boomers have one more item to add to their to-do list, and it’s an important one: get screened for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). More than 3 million Americans are infected with HCV, but the vas...
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Give Your Liver a Cup of Coffee

Give Your Liver a Cup of Coffee | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Coffee, one of the world’s most popular drinks, can be pretty healthy for your liver. As Dr. Nick Maroulis, Director of Pharmacy at BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, recently mentioned in a guest blog, T...
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Caring Pharmacists Add Value to Vivitrol Addiction Treatment

Caring Pharmacists Add Value to Vivitrol Addiction Treatment | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Kimberly M. Hicks, Pharm.D., M.H.A. For patients facing addiction treatment, the medication Vivitrol® (naltrexone) offers hope, but adding the support of a caring clinical team to the t...
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The New Hepatitis C Era

The New Hepatitis C Era | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy at BioPlus Specialty PharmacyIt’s an exciting time in the hepatitis C research world – with new treatments and new understanding of this di...
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Chemotherapy on the Brain

Chemotherapy on the Brain | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Simply surviving cancer gives reason enough to celebrate. To sweeten the pot, researchers at the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest cancer survivors garner another perk: ...
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State of the Research: von Willebrand Disease

State of the Research: von Willebrand Disease | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
The bleeding disorder hemophilia rings familiar to most people, but hemophilia is not the only bleeding disorder. In fact, it is not even the most prevalent one. Another bleeding disorder, von Will...
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Cancer’s Sweet Tooth

Cancer’s Sweet Tooth | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Turns out even cancer cells have a penchant for sugar. Sugar serves as an energy source for any cell to grow and replicate – and cancer cells are no different. But h...
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Hemophilia: Planning for Prevention Success

Hemophilia: Planning for Prevention Success | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Until a cure for hemophilia is discovered, the next best thing is giving clotting factor regularly to prevent bleeding – rather than waiting for “on demand” clotting factor after bleeding starts. T...
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An Ounce of Blood Clotting Prevention

An Ounce of Blood Clotting Prevention | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
With hemophilia, the old adage about “an ounce of prevention” certainly rings true. People with hemophilia lack a clotting factor that is needed to stop bleeding. An infusion of clotting factor can...
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Virus To the Rescue

Virus To the Rescue | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, gene therapy successfully treated hemophilia B and even allowed some patients to give up their regular injections of clotting factor altogether. This landmark study spearhe...
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Vitamin-Virus Connection

Vitamin-Virus Connection | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Have you heard the buzz lately about vitamin B12 and hepatitis C? After a pilot study reported that vitamin B12 improved hepatitis cure rates, some of my patients have been asking whether vitamin B...
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Let’s Do This

Let’s Do This | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Guest Blog: Kimberly M. Hicks, Pharm.D., M.H.A. It’s a tough road from diagnosis to treatment, but many hepatitis C patients – in spite of this path of uncertainty – step up to the challenge and sa...
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A Top Ranking No One Wants

A Top Ranking No One Wants | Disease and Therapy Management | Scoop.it
Hepatitis C has pulled into the lead, but it’s not good news for anyone. New data confirms that hepatitis C causes more deaths in the United States than HIV. Hepatitis C deaths are expected to rise...
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