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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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Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse

From usatoday.com

Rates of hepatitis C are soaring, largely driven by an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, a new report shows. The incidence of acute hepatitis C infections among young people in rural areas of four Appalachian states more than tripled from 2006 to 2012, according to a report released Thursday by…

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How a Health Crisis Becomes a Gift

From psychologytoday.com

Are you facing a roadblock in your life? A health crisis or health challenge? I know it can be infuriating, scary, or depressing at times. But let's look at it from a different angle. What if that roadblock is there to help you grow?

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Allergy drug could be cheap option for hepatitis C: study

From yahoo.com

A cheap allergy drug that is taken for coughing, sneezing and runny nose may be useful in treating the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, US researchers said Wednesday. The antihistamine, called chlorcyclizine HCI, costs about 50 cents per pill, in sharp contrast to recent antiviral treatments that can cure hepatitis…

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Australian prisoners join world-first Hep C treatment trial

From net.au

Posted April 01, 2015 19:40:21 Hundreds of prisoners have agreed to be part of a new drug trial to drive down Hepatitis C infection rates in jails. The STOP C study is being led by Professor Andrew Lloyd at the University of New South Wales.

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Hepatitis C Be Gone: New Drugs Eliminate 93% Of Cases In Trial

From medicaldaily.com

According to the World Health Organization, 130 to 150 million people worldwide suffer from chronic infections of Hepatitis C (HCV), a blood borne virus that primarily attacks the liver and can be spread through needle-sharing, contaminated medical equipment, and less often through sexual relations.

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How Well Are You Managing Hepatitis C?

From everydayhealth.com

Without proper care, hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis and cancer. Take this quiz to see how much you know about managing hepatitis C.

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New Hepatitis C Regimens Have Adherence Issues

From pharmacytimes.com

Advances in treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been breaking news in the last few years, with many guideline revisions to include direct-acting antiviral (DAA) protease inhibitors approved by the FDA. Chronic HCV causes significant morbidity and mortality, and without better treatment, the societal and financial burden of…

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