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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

House call: Here’s the 411 on hepatitis A, B and C

According to the Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane is currently experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A. Although this outbreak is primarily affecting people who are experiencing homelessness, it is still …

Hepatitis C outbreak linked to Puyallup hospital reaches double digits

The numbers have grown slowly, but they’re growing nonetheless: An outbreak of hepatitis C linked to Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital continues to generate new confirmed cases.

Second lawsuit filed after hepatitis C outbreak at Puyallup hospital

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Tacoma-area hospital after it issued a hepatitis C warning for 2,600 emergency room patients last month.

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Seven ‘probable’ new hepatitis C cases tied to Puyallup outbreak

Experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department say they have discovered seven “probable” new cases of hepatitis C tied to an

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …