Stories tagged: Hepatitis C
Sat., July 15, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. addicted to abusive drug pricing
Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law. Shrkeli is the infamous “pharma bro” who bought patents to lifesaving drugs then hiked their prices to obscene levels. In …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
State settles case over Medicaid coverage of hepatitis drugs
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option – getting an organ …
Sun., July 10, 2016
Drug pricing poses danger to all
When Sovaldi hit the market it set a new standard for drug pricing. The $80,000-plus treatment charge meant that if every American who could benefit received the drug, the annual …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Costly hepatitis C cure strains Idaho’s budget
New hepatitis C treatments could help eradicate the deadly infectious disease and also break the bank. Idaho has been forced to limit which Medicaid patients and prison inmates get drugs …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug
SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones. The Seattle Times reports U.S. …
Wed., May 12, 2010
Clinic gets aggressive in treating hepatitis C
A clinic treating many of Spokane’s poor has started an ambitious program to fight chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection that can lead to liver failure. About 2,000 patients of …
Tue., Oct. 20, 2009
Hepatitis C requires liver specialist
DEAR DR. GOTT: Everywhere I have looked, all I can find about hepatitis C is that it is fatal. I have not seen anything in your column about this condition …