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  • 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 …


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