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Kentucky has the highest rate of hepatitis C, a liver disease. Treatment is very effective, but it’s also expensive.
His reason: The settlement granting inmates hepatitis C treatment also prevents them from suing the state for any reason.
This means that Tennessee can ration hepatitis C treatment among prisoners living with the life-threatening virus.
A settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit ensures inmates in North Carolina prisons get improved hepatitis C care.
After inmates filed a class action lawsuit, Nevada agreed to treat all prisoners living with hepatitis C.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
Homeless people, incarcerated individuals and people with mental health conditions achieved a high cure rate.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Incarcerated individuals have a very high rate of hep C infection, making their time in custody an ideal opportunity for treatment.
Existing federal law could permit prisons to negotiate a 90 percent–plus discount—without scaring off pharma.
A study in Glasgow provided treatment to those receiving opioid substitution therapy for opioid addiction.
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