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The former Soviet country has suffered through one of the highest rates of HCV in the world.
It’s the 29th state to declare an outbreak since 2016, and all but California’s and Utah’s are ongoing.
Massive legal payouts are likely coming—but it’s still unclear where they will go.
The danger of prescription painkillers might have been overestimated and too little was done to identify those most at risk for addiction.
An outbreak has prompted a mass vaccination effort.
People who donate part of their liver to save a life should be taken care of––not penalized, says a new opinion piece.
Abu-Jamal spent years fighting for access to hepatitis C treatment in prison.
Rising rates of obesity are fueling the epidemic.
A recent study suggests that the U.S. opioid epidemic is linked to overprescription.
However, many providers did not see such benefits—raising questions about whether drug pricing deals improve access to care.
More than 20 million people worldwide contract the virus every year, which can be passed from animals to humans.
Nearly 35 million people are estimated to be suffering from substance use disorders worldwide.
This is one of several lawsuits filed by advocates on behalf of inmates with the liver virus in U.S. prisons.
The state would pay a fixed annual amount for an unlimited supply of HCV drugs for its Medicaid program.
In a recent settlement, the state agreed to expand coverage of HCV treatment—but only to those with advanced liver scarring.
Advocates at the Global Liver Institute are declaring the liver disease a “hidden epidemic” across the globe.
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