A Netflix Model for Hepatitis C: One Price, Unlimited Meds
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A Netflix Model for Hepatitis C: One Price, Unlimited Meds

Two states fighting an escalating hepatitis C crisis will soon pay a flat fee for unlimited drugs — Netflix style — to treat prisoners and low-income residents suffering from the deadly liver disease, with the goal of all but eliminating the infection. Netflix, the popular DVD and video streaming service, charges customers a monthly fee...

May 7, 2019May 7, 2019by
HCV hospitalizations increasing among baby boomers, men, drug users
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HCV hospitalizations increasing among baby boomers, men, drug users

Hospitalization for hepatitis C increased significantly between 2005 and 2014, especially among baby boomers, men, African-American and Hispanic patients, and patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders, according to data from a Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project statistical brief. “Baby boomers are aging and I think that’s where we’re seeing the greatest increase in...

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018by
There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?
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There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?

Between 2.7 million and 3.9 million Americans have hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus can remain dormant for years, and by the time symptoms arise, the organs may already be damaged. Except for flu, hepatitis C takes more lives than all other CDC-tracked infectious diseases combined —...

May 13, 2018May 16, 2018by