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Over 94,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. last year. New York activists urge the new governor to OK overdose prevention centers.
“Unfortunately, when it comes to access to [hepatitis A and B] vaccines at pharmacies, New York is dead last.”
Proponents hope that decriminalizing pot will help address widespread and longstanding issues of racial inequity.
The best ways to prevent hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and wash your hands frequently.
“We’re going to see a surge in cases,” TAG’s Annette Gaudino tells WCNY about New York’s hepatitis C efforts. “We have fallen behi...
New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new hep C patients, increasing opportunities for individuals.
New York collaborators will also address the related epidemics of hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and opioid use.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
Just under 1% of pregnant women in the state overall up to 2% in central and western New York have hep C antibodies.
A new lawsuit accuses the imprisoned hedge funder of blocking generic rivals of an AIDS-related drug.
The ambitious plan will allocate an initial $5 million to help ramp up treatment, remove barriers to care and increase harm reduction.
The World Health Organization wants to see 90 percent of the world’s population screened for hepatitis C by 2030.
The plan aims to increase treatment access and expand outreach programs to those most at risk of infection.
State laws that mandate health care providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing can help significantly increase screening rates.
The nonpartisan body will tackle a range of issues affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Widespread treatment offers the possibility of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat.
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