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How sick must hepatitis C patients be to get help?

From philly.com

Two years ago, James Luongo was thrilled to hear about the first new drugs that could rid his body of hepatitis C. The virus had been silently circulating in his blood for years and would likely cause liver disease, perhaps cancer. But he still felt fine.

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U.S. hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high

From cnn.com

"Not everyone is getting tested and diagnosed, people don't get referred to care as fully as they should, and then they are not being placed on treatment," said Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's division of viral hepatitis.

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Study: Generic hepatitis C drugs as effective as brand names

From upi.com

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 — Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report. In many countries, people don't have access to a course of brand-name direct-acting antiviral drugs due to the high cost — as much…

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Five health issues presidential candidates aren't talking about -- but should be

From pbs.org

References to the Affordable Care Act - sometimes called Obamacare - have been a regular feature of the current presidential campaign season. For months, Republican candidates have pledged to repeal it, while Democrat Hillary Clinton wants to build on it and Democrat Bernie Sanders wants to replace it with a…

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

From cdc.gov

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis is leading a national campaign called Know More Hepatitis.

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