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Nearly 3,800 patients at the New Jersey surgery center may have been exposed, though the risk of infection is low.
The pharmacy chains were added to an existing lawsuit against opioid distributors and manufacturers.
The settlement ensures all affected state prisoners will be treated for the disease.
This is big news in a federal lawsuit brought by three inmates against the state’s department of corrections.
The case alleged that the state’s Medicaid system was setting too many barriers for HCV-positive patients.
Six years after the arrest of medical technician David Kwiatkowski, the legal fight against Exeter Hospital is coming to a close.
Legal experts claim the attack is “absurd.” But the Trump administration supports it.
The drugmaker is accused of infringing on a patent held by rival Merck & Co. over its formulas for Sovaldi and Harvoni treatment.
The state is the latest to be called out for restricting access to lifesaving cures under its Medicaid program.
An emergency order in a case debating the current transplant system threatens to upend decades of organ allocation policies.
UnitedHealthCare Services and Florida Blue must now cover the cost of HCV treatment for nearly 9,000 patients.
The state’s decision comes in the midst of a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Colorado.
More proof that filing treatment access lawsuits can pay off for people with HCV.
“This court will not tolerate further foot dragging,” the judge wrote.
The court’s unanimous decision has critical implications for efforts to combat opioid addiction and the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.
Attorney George Rutherglen hopes the lawsuit will serve as a test case for other HCV-positive prisoners in Virginia.
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