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Costly to Treat, Hepatitis C Gains Quietly in U.S.

From nytimes.com

EDGEWOOD, Ky. - Zach Wayman says he first contracted hepatitis C several years ago by sharing needles with other heroin addicts. He went into rehab and was successfully treated for the virus. But he relapsed into addiction and reinfected himself, testing positive for hepatitis C again this spring.

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Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective - The Boston Globe

From bostonglobe.com

Health insurers that have been reluctant to cover hepatitis C drugs with list prices of $1,000 a daily dose will face more pressure after a report concluding the medications are "cost-effective" given their benefits. The report, still in draft form, is by an influential panel of doctors and medical experts…

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Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study

From healthday.com

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

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Resilience: Why It's Vital and How To Enhance It

From psychologytoday.com

What's so important about resilience? Shakespeare wrote that the course of true love never does run smooth. The reality however is that few enterprises run smoothly. Sports errors provoke frustration. Business situations bring on disappointment. Children make mistakes. Parents lose their cool.

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Patients Get Extreme to Obtain Hepatitis Drug That's 1% the Cost Outside U.S.

From bloomberg.com

This is how far one Express Scripts Holding Co. executive was willing to go to secure inexpensive versions of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, unavailable to U.S. consumers under federal drug import and patent laws. His plan: Dock a cruise ship flying an Indian flag off the coast…

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10 Essential Facts About Hepatitis C

From everydayhealth.com

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that damages your liver over time. A chronic infection can lead to serious liver scarring called cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure, according to the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Hepatitis C treatment used to be a lengthy process that was not very effective.

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5 Natural Remedies That Won't Cure Your Hepatitis C

From everydayhealth.com

While drugs to treat a viral hepatitis C infection of the liver are better now than ever, because of their cost, they remain out of reach for many. The new medications - Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Olysio (simeprevir), Harvoni (a combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir), and Viekira Pak are highly effective.

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The Worst Thing That Can Happen When You Panic

From psychologytoday.com

When I was a kid I was terribly afraid of the dark. I still remember the feeling I had when I would walk down the basement stairs at my grandparents' house, or get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

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Facts about needle exchanges and Hepatitis C

From yahoo.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - STATES FEAR NEEDLES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented a 364 percent increase in new cases of Hepatitis C in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Of the four states, only Kentucky has passed legislation to allow for syringe exchanges. Such programs remain illegal…

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Kentucky Snags Title of First Southern State to Legalize Syringe Exchange

From huffingtonpost.com

Tessie Castillo: Congratulations on S. 192! Can you describe the bill? JM: This bill will allocate money for substance use treatment, including in jails. It allows first responders and school nurses to carry naloxone. It will help eliminate the hesitation to call for help during an overdose situation by granting…

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