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Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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$23.6 Billion Awarded To Widow In Smoking Lawsuit

$23.6 Billion Awarded To Widow In Smoking Lawsuit

Newsy (July 20, 2014) Cynthia Robinson claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company hid the health and addiction risks of its products, leading to the death of her husband in 1996. Video provided by Newsy
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Chikungunya Virus Contracted In U.S. For First Time

Chikungunya Virus Contracted In U.S. For First Time

Newsy (July 18, 2014) Chikungunya's been found in two people in Florida who contracted it locally; the virus is spread through mosquitos and causes severe pain. Video provided by Newsy
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AIDS Community Devastated by Loss of Researchers

AIDS Community Devastated by Loss of Researchers

AP (July 18, 2014) There is an outpouring of condolences across the scientific community after news that researchers and activists heading to an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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