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Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict - Reuters



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Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict 
Reuters
A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.
A reversal of fortunes: Judge voids order Gilead must pay $2.5B to Merck over a patent dispute STAT

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Legendary Climber Dies At 73 Of Hepatitis C Possibly From Headhunters - CBS Sacramento



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Legendary Climber Dies At 73 Of Hepatitis C Possibly From Headhunters 
CBS Sacramento
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) ? Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73. Bridwell died Friday morning at a hospital. He had liver ...
Legendary Climber Jim Bridwell Dies at 73 U.S. News & World Report

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ACLU sues Kansas over KanCare's hepatitis C drug denials | The ... - Kansas City Star



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ACLU sues Kansas over KanCare's hepatitis C drug denials | The ... 
Kansas City Star
A Wyandotte County woman is one of the named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that says the state denied treatment to people who weren't ?sick enough?
Lawsuit: Kansas Medicaid Should Pay For Pricey Hep C Treatment ... KCUR

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Medical Cannabis Can Help You Heal From Hepatitis C | Alternet - AlterNet



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Medical Cannabis Can Help You Heal From Hepatitis C | Alternet 
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Although Hepatitis C can be treated effectively, and may even clear up on its own, there is evidence that cannabis can help heal the liver. But it's vague. A 2005 review of the medical literature concluded that cannabinoids ?appear to be involved in ...

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Study: Screening all adults for Hepatitis C is cost-effective and ... - Outbreak News Today



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Study: Screening all adults for Hepatitis C is cost-effective and ... 
Outbreak News Today
According to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C (HCV) is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations. Using a simulation model, researchers from Boston ...
Expanding Hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and ... Brinkwire (press release)

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ACLU sues over hepatitis C drug denials by Kansas Medicaid program - Reuters



ACLU sues over hepatitis C drug denials by Kansas Medicaid program 
Reuters
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging policies in Kansas that it says has resulted in the state's Medicaid program denying coverage for necessary hepatitis C treatments to all but the sickest patients. ACLU of Kansas filed ...

 


Inmate says MDOC denied him treatment, even as reported hepatitis C cases doubled - Jackson Clarion Ledger



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Inmate says MDOC denied him treatment, even as reported hepatitis C cases doubled 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Chad Spiers was diagnosed with hepatitis C by a Mississippi Department of Correction's medical vendor in April. Since then, the inmate has formally requested treatment at least nine times, according to forms attached to the federal lawsuit he filed ...

 


Staying healthy: Hepatitis C screening - IllinoisHomePage.net



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Staying healthy: Hepatitis C screening 
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ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Those who haven't been to the doctor in awhile are in luck. The C-U Public Health District is promoting hepatitis C screenings this week. Baby Boomers are being targeted. Before 1980, medical equipment was not sterilized as well as ...

 


Initiative launched to lower Indiana's hepatitis C infection rate - Terre Haute Tribune Star



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Initiative launched to lower Indiana's hepatitis C infection rate 
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Public health and medical experts at IUPUI and the Indiana State Department of Health, in partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine and MedIQ, have launched a new statewide initiative to combat Indiana's high rate of hepatitis C ...

 


Inmates denied costly hepatitis C cure, suit says - Sacramento Bee



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Inmates denied costly hepatitis C cure, suit says 
Sacramento Bee
California prison inmates with hepatitis C are being denied curative treatment that relies on expensive new drugs, according to a class action lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Sacramento. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by Sacramento attorneys ...