Stories tagged: Hepatitis C
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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. …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …