Monday, May 28, 2018

HEALTH IN AMERICA - Hepatitis C, New Drugs

"With highest hepatitis C mortality rate in U.S., Oregon expands access to life-saving drugs" PBS NewsHour 5/23/2018


SUMMARY:  New drugs can cure up to 95 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a virus that can be debilitating or deadly.  And there’s been a 20 percent rise in new infections from 2015 to 2016 due to the opioid epidemic.  In Oregon, a state hard-hit by the disease, new medicines combined with the big surge in those looking for treatment, has led to a unique care model.  Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

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