Category Archives: Sofosbuvir

WOWSERUPDATE–ALL KINDS OF NEWS

Yes siree/madamee. Take your pick. We have news from our esteemed and unidentified Vermin Lane correspondents that the BVA has created what can only be described as a vacuum in VA space- a nether region where all VBMS-generated claims were … Continue reading

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Strong words from Sen. Bernie Sanders regarding Gilead’s drug pricing in written testimony

Topic:  Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Hearing:  Hepatitis C Medications.  December 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m.. LINK–video doesn’t start until 21:41.  The video content varies from the written testimony (Link below). I believe that viewing the video will be a worth your time.  I … Continue reading

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SOVALDI–THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE

Today, besides marking a day seventy three years ago that will live in infamy, also celebrates a milestone begun June 15th of this year. This is my first day post-Sovaldi in the 168-day treatment regimen. I’ll receive my pest infestation … Continue reading

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HARVONI–IT’S HEEEEEEERE!

Need I say more? Love the name. Love the idea of two Hep C birth control pills in one with no Ribavirin and no Interferon. Smooth sailing and in less time than you can count in Hepatitis C land. Thank … Continue reading

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THE SOVALDI SLIP AND SLIDE

I got a call yesterday from member Randy saying he’d been kicked out of the “program” at the Denver VAMC for non-compliance. Apparently he missed taking four doses of his Sovaldi over a month or so and had a relapse. … Continue reading

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HCV–TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NUMBER 12

My Sovaldi minder contacted me this afternoon and told me I was getting: 1) More Anemic 2) My creatinine levels were dropping precipitously so my kidneys are not happy campers. 3) My Anti-nuclear Antibodies test (ANA) indicated my autoimmune Hepatitis … Continue reading

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VA: important lab tests for kidney function information

The VA tests veterans with, or without HCV, for creatinine levels:  The level of creatinine in your body is a marker of kidney function. Creatinine comes from the breakdown of creatine, a muscle protein. Properly functioning kidneys remove creatinine from the … Continue reading

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DAY 25–SOVALDI

Day 25 dawns with a nagging headache. This is # 7 since beginning the new prophylaxis. Additional noted complaints include itching (yes Leigh, me too) in odd places never mentioned in public, anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura on exposed arms, pruritus, … Continue reading

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SOVALDI–THE NEXT GENERATION OF HCV CLAIMS

I have recently been contacted more times than I can count by Veterans with the “What if I go SVR during my claim?” or the “How will this affect my rating now that I am cured?” Quite simple, actually. 38 … Continue reading

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SOVALDI–IT’S SHOWTIME

After a five month fight to obtain this magic elixir, I am finally going to proceed on to a six month fight to kill the Dragon. The Decon arrived late today and zero hour’s 9 AM. Protein pills and helmet await me. … Continue reading

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