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Hepatitis Health Center

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  1. Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say. Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Co

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  2. Hep C May Be Tied to Greater Parkinson's Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C is an infection that affects the liver, but people with the virus may also be at greater risk for Parkinson's disease, a new report shows. "Many factors clearly play a role in the development of Park

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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