AASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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For the Patient 
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A healthy liver is critical to your overall health. In this section, you can learn about your liver, common diseases, ways to keep it healthy, and organ donation.

AASLD is an organization for hepatology professionals, and our website consists of mostly scientific information. Our related society, the American Liver Foundation, was created to serve as a public education and patient information resource. Visit their website or call 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837) for more liver information and resources.

NEW! Vertex removing Telaprevir from US market

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated will discontinue the sale and distribution of INCIVEK® (telaprevir) in the United States by October 2014.

Patients should talk to their health care providers if they are currently receiving INCIVEK or were planning to start INCIVEK soon. Patients should not stop taking INCIVEK unless they have been instructed by their health care provider. Vertex will continue to provide financial support to eligible patients currently prescribed INCIVEK.

For INCIVEK product support information, please contact 1-877-824-4281.

Please see full Prescribing Information for INCIVEK [PDF], including Boxed Warning, and read the Medication Guide.

Helping Patients with Liver Disease Choose Wisely

As in every field of medicine, there are certain tests and procedures that patients with liver disease and their physicians should discuss to ensure they are truly necessary and will improve care. AASLD is proud to partner with the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign to identify specific tests, procedures, and treatments that may be unnecessary and may even cause harm.

Hepatitis C Testing for Anyone Born During 1945-1965: New CDC Recommendations

United Network for Organ Sharing Transplant Statistics

 Enrollment of Patients in the NIDDK Hepatitis B Research Network

The Hepatitis B Research Network brings together clinical centers with expertise in caring for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

 Liver Health Facts and Tips

From the CDC: Know Hepatitis and Hepatitis A, B, and C Fact Sheet

From the NIH: Talking to Your Doctor

FDA Advisory Panel Tightens Controls on Acetaminophen Products

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health - The NIAAA has built Rethinking Drinking, a valuable, research-based informative website aimed at anyone who drinks.