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Drugmaker AbbVie teams with Michigan’s Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services to launch “We Treat Hep C.”
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
The funding includes $20,000 to each of 25 local health departments seeking to boost their prevention and treatment efforts.
Southeast Michigan is facing an outbreak of the virus, and men who have sex with men are at an increased risk.
The city has seen a significant increase in hepatitis A infections this year, many of which have been linked to restaurants.
Since 2005, the state has seen a 473 percent increase of hep C cases among 18- to 29-year-olds. Opioids are largely to blame.
State senator and Detroit mayoral candidate Coleman A. Young II recently filed a report about the influx of liver disease across the city.
Since August, more than 100 locals have been sickened by the liver virus. So far, no common source of the health scare has been found.
However, the drugs will only be made available to patients who already have advanced liver disease.
Former McDonald’s employee living with HCV has been sentenced to at least 29 months in prison for spitting into a police officer’s sandwich.
Hepatitis C testing following an outbreak in New Hampshire has been expanded to Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan New York and Penn...
Health departments nationwide are switching from paper-based to electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) systems, which will expedite reporting o...
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