December 18, 2017

There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?

Some hospitals are increasing their screening frequency for hepatitis C. A small purple-and-white sign hangs on the waiting room wall in Highland Hospital’s emergency department in […]
December 11, 2017

State reverses restrictive policy on hepatitis C 

Medicaid recipients in Missouri with hepatitis C now have access to treatment. The state of Missouri is reversing course and will allow anyone on Medicaid with […]
March 22, 2016

New Hepatitis C Combo On the Way

Another once-daily pill is on-track for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hepatitis C, adding to the growing number […]
February 2, 2016

Meet Zepatier

There’s a new option in the treatment of hepatitis C, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving Merck’s Zepatier™ (elbasvir and grazoprevir) just a […]
January 20, 2016

The True Cost

Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. Treatments now available for HCV can cure upwards […]
January 15, 2016

One Pill for All Hepatitis C Strains?

Hepatitis C comprises several different strains of the virus; in fact, there are six genotypes (numbered 1-6) which infect people. The hepatitis C medications available today […]
January 14, 2016

The Promise of Pan-Genotype Cure

One treatment which works against all strains of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) appears to be getting closer to reality all the time, as I wrote about […]