Category Archives: Hepatitis C

Access To Screening and Treatment Are Key Issues For Hepatitis C and HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-infection Confirms Detrimental Effects of Delaying Hepatitis C Treatment. Latest Hepatitis C therapies

Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Name Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana

By Emily Forman, Side Effects Public Media July 7, 2017 Several weeks before President Donald Trump nominated Indiana’s state health commissioner Jerome Adams to be the next U.S. surgeon general, Adams toured the Salvation Army Harbor Light detox center in Indianapolis, the only treatment facility in the state for people without insurance. Adams’ supporters say…

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Safe Under The ACA, Patients With Preexisting Conditions Now Fear Bias

By Charlotte Huff June 29, 2017 Cheasanee Huette, a 20-year-old college student in Northern California, is worried. Two years ago, knowing she was protected by the Affordable Care Act’s guarantees of coverage for preexisting conditions, she decided to find out if she carried the same genetic mutation that eventually killed her mother. She tested positive…

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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

By Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth June 22, 2017 Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. But the legislation may do no such thing, according to health law experts who have read it closely. Built into the…

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Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

By Julie Rovner June 22, 2017 Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation’s Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law’s tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law’s coverage guarantees. The…

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‘Safe’ Space To Shoot Up: Worth A Try In California?

By Stephanie O’Neill June 7, 2017 Tawny Biggs’ seemingly happy childhood in the northern Los Angeles County suburb of Santa Clarita, Calif., showed no outward sign that she would one day struggle with drug addiction. As Biggs tells it, she was raised with two siblings “in a very good family” by an assistant fire-chief dad…

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Louisiana Proposes Tapping A Federal Law To Slash Hepatitis C Drug Prices

By Sarah Jane Tribble May 4, 2017 The public outrage over high-priced hepatitis C drugs is taking a new twist as Louisiana’s top health official proposes using an obscure federal law to get the medicines at a much lower cost. If successful, other states could reap the benefits. Right now, covering treatment for the 35,000…

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Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together?

By Pauline Bartolone April 25, 2017 Citing budget-busting drug costs, a California lawmaker wants state health programs to band together to negotiate better prices with drug companies. Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill that would strengthen intra-agency collaboration on drug cost-saving strategies. Lawmakers will consider the bill at an Assembly Health Committee…

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Hepatitis C & HIV Co-Infection Talk At Shanti OC

Last night I spoke about Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection at Shanti OC in Laguna Hills, California Check out my video I shot before the talk #HIVThrive  #ShantiOC  #HIV  #HepC  

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Drug Prices, Not The Health Law, Top Voters’ Health Priorities For 2017

By Julie Rovner October 28, 2016 Until this week, when big increases in insurance premiums were unveiled for next year, the federal health law has not been a major issue in the presidential election. In fact, fixing what ails the Affordable Care Act isn’t even among voters’ top priorities for health issues for next year,…

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Cracking Down On HIV Pharmacy Fraud- Know Your Pharmacist Know Your Pharmacy

Last month the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman announced the conviction of a pharmacist who illegally sold black market HIB medications. The pharmacist Ira Grossman was found guilty of distributing HIV medication illegally obtained from the black market to patients and faced a prison sentence of 8 to 25 years. Medicaid and other insurers…

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