Costly Hepatitis C Drugs for Everyone?
New drugs to treat hepatitis C are tremendously effective — and tremendously costly — raising fears that the high prices might outstrip the ability of public and private insurers to pay. Fortunately, competitive market forces and hard-nosed ...
New York Times - Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:18

How the new $95000 hepatitis C drug is really a bargain
Additionally, patients without insurance or with unaffordable co-pays can obtain assistance from the company. In years past, hepatitis C required a drug combination that worked about 50% of the time. The drugs required not 12 or eight weeks like ...
Los Angeles Times - Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:41

Schedule Your Screening: Baby Boomers most at risk for Hepatitis C
"I contracted hepatitis C while sharing a tattoo needle with my ex-husband Tommy Lee," Pamela Anderson said in a statement to ABC News in 2002. "Tommy has the disease and never disclosed it to me during our marriage," she added, although Lee later ...
WHAS (subscription) - Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:30

Hepatitis C screening push focuses on boomers, IV drug users
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials are focusing a new campaign on hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and intravenous drug users. The News Journal reports ( that the Delaware Division of Public Health will ... - Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:15

Eliminating Hepatitis C Means Treating Prisoners
Barry Michaelson is one of several people with hepatitis C who have sued this year to get access to new and very expensive treatments for the virus. But Michaelson's lawsuit, unlike most of the others, isn't against his insurance company. He's suing ...
FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:12

New hep C campaign to target boomers, IV drug users
A new state-run campaign will heavily push screening for hepatitis C among baby boomers and intravenous drug users. Set to launch in mid-October, the Delaware Division of Public Health program aims to reach out to health care providers, especially ...
The News Journal - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:01

Budget focus: Medicaid growth, hep C drugs, State Health Benefit Plan
The Georgia Medicaid program has covered these pharmaceuticals for more than 1,000 patients over the past three years, and projects more than 400 new patients to qualify for these drugs. Hepatitis C patients typically get a three-month drug treatment.
Online Athens - Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:03

Hep C treatment, costing $150K, sought by NWT tainted blood victim
Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease caused by a virus, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. It's spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person, such as through shared needles, improperly sterilized tattoo needles ... - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:08

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