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Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
Singer Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990 and cured eight years later. She spoke out for those with liver disease.
UPDATE: New Hampshire senators blocked efforts to end a registry of traveling medical technicians, citing safety and hepatitis concerns.
Here’s how the funding will reach American Indians and Alaska Natives, who see higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and STIs.
West Virginia’s lawsuit against Janssen and others arrives amid a rise in HIV, hepatitis and overdose rates linked to the opioid crisis.
However, older people were more likely to experience adverse events, especially if they used ribavirin.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
Several makers of hepatitis C drugs are limiting health care providers’ access to the 340B Drug Pricing Program’s discounts.
The current leading suspect is an adenovirus, but much more remains to be learned.
One of the first celebrities to disclose she had hepatitis C—and was cured of the liver disease—Pamela Anderson will star in “Chicago."
Universal HCV testing led to an increase in the number of pregnant women and infants diagnosed in a timely manner.
Antiviral therapy reduced the need for hospitalization and emergency treatment for liver-related and other conditions.
HIV advocates cheer: “In many ways, this is a very bold budget.” But they also call for a strategic national PrEP program.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
Hepatitis C screening orders jumped to 80% when doctors didn’t have to click to opt-in for patient screenings, a Penn Medicine study found.
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