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Hepatitis C Pill FDA Approved: Will They Lower The $100,000 Price Tag?

Hepatitis C drug Harvoni (which combines Solvadi with ledipasvir) was approved on Friday by the FDA. The prescription drug promises to cure Hepatitis C sufferers in as few as eight weeks. While the drug is meant to be an easy …

$1,000-A-Pill Sovaldi: Salvation Or Rip-Off?

Whoever said there is no money to be made in curing the sick has never heard of Sovaldi. The drug boasts the ability to cure Hepatitis-C in 9 out of every 10 patients who use it. But it’s a cure …

Inmates Pathogens: State Prison Exposed To Viruses

A state prison in west Phoenix, Ariz., could possibly be in danger of blood-borne pathogens, better known as viruses that can be transmitted through body fluids or blood. Twenty-four inmates may have been exposed to the pathogens Sunday after a …

New Hepatitis C Treatment Approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that a new treatment for hepatitis C has been approved. The drug, marketed as Sovaldi, is now approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) – the second such …

Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients
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The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. …