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UNITED STATES: Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Hepatitis C Web Portal for Patients, Health Care Providers


Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News (01..13) Aids Weekly Plus

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim recently launched the website to provide resources and tools for individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The company collaborated with HCV community advocates and healthcare providers to create the portal, which offers a range of interactive tools and information that can be shared through social media channels, placed on other websites, or viewed on various smart devices. Michael Ninburg, executive director of the Hepatitis Education Project, states that “ is designed to aggregate straightforward and accurate information in a single, virtual destination.” CDC estimates the United States recorded16,000 cases of acute HCV and 3.2 million individuals with chronic HCV infection in 2009.


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