May 23, 2019

Report: Needle Sharing, Hepatitis C, And The Role Of The Courts In The Opioid Crisis

Despite the fact that needle exchange services have doubled in Ohio over the last three years, a new report finds, among other things, that opioid users […]
May 21, 2019

Not all people are equally vulnerable to hepatitis C 

Somewhere along our evolutionary path, we lost the ability to defend against hepatitis C. But not all humans lost this ability. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) […]
May 16, 2019

At-Risk Youth Are Not Getting Hep C Testing Despite the Opioid Crisis

Intravenous drug use is a major risk factor for the disease, but few teens and young adults are screened. Teens and young adults who develop an […]
May 14, 2019

Electronic reminders increase hepatitis C screening and cure rates in baby boomers

Researchers undertook this prospective study to assess whether EMR reminders can be used by clinicians as a screening tool for hepatitis C in baby boomers. Electronic […]
May 14, 2019

Baby boomers and hepatitis C: What’s the connection?

Because those in the baby boom generation account for around 75% of hepatitis C cases, the CDC and USPSTF are recommending that all baby boomers should […]
May 9, 2019

Hepatitis C drug, Mavyret, approved to treat children 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets to treat all six genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages […]
May 7, 2019

What’s Up Doc?: Hepatitis C, a killer that can be stopped

Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver transplantations and other devastating complications. But it is curable, and we can eliminate it. Hepatitis C  (HepC) is an infectious […]