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Just over half of people who use drugs in eight cities are hepatitis C virus antibody positive.
The state’s health department is providing free testing to clients.
But experts advise caution, as the drug may worsen other liver diseases, including viral hepatitis.
In fact, antiviral drugs account for nearly 14 percent of total drug costs in the program.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Clinical trials often exclude key patient populations, including children and people living with HIV or hepatitis B or C.
Interestingly, the drugs themselves, not just the act of curing the virus, were tied to a lower diabetes risk in a recent large study.
All women who completed follow-up in a small trial were cured, and none of their infants contracted the virus.
Why the recent surge in hep C infection rates?
The patient advocacy coalition I Am Essential sent a letter to the HHS spelling out why the plan is dangerous.
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