Hepatitis C Meds Linked to Improved PTSD Symptoms

The combination of the two antiviral medications glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret) is linked to improved symptoms in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. A national cohort study of US Department of Veterans Affairs patients included more than 250 participants with PTSD and comorbid hepatitis C virus. Results showed the glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (GLE/PIB) combo was more … Read more

HCV Reinfection Uncommon Among People Who Inject Drugs

Reinfection rates are low after treating hepatitis C virus in people taking opioid agonist therapy (OAT), even among those who are still injecting drugs, according to a new study. The findings, which are based on prospective data from 13 countries, including the United States, and were published in Annals of Internal Medicine (2022 Aug 8. … Read more

How to Manage Drug Interactions With Paxlovid for COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Misinformation about nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (PaxlovidPfizer) for treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in patients at high risk for severe disease is feeding misunderstanding among prescribers and patients, two experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) said on Friday. They briefed reporters on potential … Read more