A new drug can cure hepatitis C, but Indiana won't always pay for it under

A new drug can cure hepatitis C, but Indiana won't always pay for it under
Sarah Jackson knows she has hepatitis C, a disease that if left untreated could leave her with lasting damage to her liver. She also knows a drug exists that could cure her condition before it progresses further. But Jackson relies on the state for her …
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Middlesex London Health Unit advising clients of Boston's Tattoos to be tested
The health unit is asking clients of a downtown, home-based London tattoo parlour to get tested for Hepatitis B and C and HIV. Middlesex London Health Unit public health inspectors were called about a home-based tattoo operation on Waterloo Street.
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Evanston's first medical marijuana dispensary now in operation
The list includes such conditions and diseases as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, glaucoma, hepatitis C, lupus, Parkinson's disease and others. Currently the Illinois … He said he is currently on strong pain medicine and would like to get off of it …
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Shkreli's at it again, plotting to make a windfall off a drug price hike
If he get is, according to The New York Times Shkreli told investors the company would have exclusive rights to sell benznidazole in the U.S. for five years. He said he would set the price at levels comparable to hepatitis C drugs, and that's as much …
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Maker of 00 hepatitis C pill was focused on profits, not patients, report finds
An automated machine works on purification of potential hepatitis C virus drug candidate at the Gilead Sciences Inc. lab in Foster City, California on Feb. 8, 2012. A new report from the Senate Finance Committee concluded that Gilead Sciences focused …
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Hepatitis C cases rise in Bay County
Many individuals who contract hepatitis C also struggle with substance abuse and addiction and it can be difficult to get them to consistently take medication or ensure they're getting to medical appointments. The Health Department in Bay County has a …
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ACLU Files Another Suit Against Indiana Over Hep C Treatment
There is a cure for Hepatitis C, but it can cost as much $ 100,000. Medicaid programs can get the drugs for cheaper, but they're still expensive. So, to limit the burden on the state, there are requirements. Patients have to have a certain level of …
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Abbott (ABT), UCSF Announce Discovery of New Hepatitis C-Related Human Virus
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) published research identifying a newly discovered human virus, known as human pegivirus 2 (HPgV-2), and proving it is found among some patients with hepatitis C (HCV). This research …
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Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Are Worth The Cost, Even At Early Stages
It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them, according to a UC San Francisco study that models the effects of treating the disease early versus …
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Needle exchange is hot topic at Kenton County Mayors' meeting but NKY no
“Our EMS is not safe, with the number of dirty needles that are out every day, our first responders are definitely at risk for receiving Hepatitis C and ultimately HIV,” Colvin said. Outbreaks of HIV often follow increases in the number of Hepatitis C …
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