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Hepatitis Health Center

News Related to Hepatitis

  1. Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Hep C Drug Requests

    By Michelle Andrews People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study found. Researchers at th

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  2. Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?

    Nov. 10, 2015 -- In an ecstatic post to her Instagram followers yesterday, Pamela Anderson revealed that she’s been cured of hepatitis C. She’s short on specifics, but tells other people who are infected not to lose hope and promises that the cure she got “will be more available soon.” Is she right?

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  3. Hepatitis C Drug Rarely Tied to Slowed Heart Rate

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of the new, highly effective drugs for treating hepatitis C can cause a very slow and erratic heart rate in some patients, new research warns. Doctors at a Paris hospital found that three out of 415 chronic hepatit

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  4. Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hep C Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of deaths and illnesses occurring soon after use are prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue warnings on two drugs used to fight the hepatitis C virus. The drugs, called Viekira Pak and Technivie,

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  5. Hep C Liver Damage More Widespread Than Thought

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests. Analyzing nearly 9,800 patients with hepatitis C, researchers learn

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  6. Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter 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

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  7. Allergy Drug May Have Potential Against Hep C

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary lab research suggests a hay fever drug that costs about 50 cents a pill has the potential to treat hepatitis C, a stubborn disease that has spawned drugs that sell for $1,000 a dose. It's too early to know i

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  8. FDA Warns of Mixing Heart Drug, Hep C Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the h

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  9. Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets': Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New hepatitis C drugs promise cure rates above 90 percent, but could prove to be budget-busters for public and private health insurers, a new analysis finds. Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded

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  10. Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey pa

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