Louisiana Just Struck a Deal to Get An Unlimited Supply of a $24K Hep C Cure
The list price of Epclusa is $74,760; the generic is priced at $24,000.
People in Puerto Rico Can't Get the Same Hepatitis C Meds as Other American Citizens Do
Unlike states, Puerto Rico’s federal funding for Medicaid is capped, leaving health officials with a difficult choice when considering covering hepatitis C drugs.
Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
I Would Have Started Heroin Recovery Earlier If I'd Had Access to a Safe Injection Site
There were no harm reduction measures available to me when I was in active heroin addiction. If there had been, I might have a different health outcome than I do today.
Young Adults Are Increasingly Dying of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease
Cirrhosis deaths have increased in every state but one.
The Battle to Get Expensive Hep C Treatment in Prisons
The disease is common in prison populations but states face a catch-22: spend their entire medical budgets on newer drugs or use cheaper treatments that are less effective.
Alex Smith, KCUR
Medicaid Leaves Many Hepatitis C Patients Behind
The price of treatment has dropped for everyone except the most vulnerable patients.
Hepatitis A, B, and C: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts
When it comes to STDs, it doesn’t get more confusing than hepatitis.
Living With It
I Got Hepatitis C and Lost My Friends
It felt as if I had been propelled onto another planet, a desolate place with no landmarks.
Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas
America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts
The VICE Morning Bulletin
White House wants women to register for draft, Trump picks James "Mad Dog" Mattis as defense secretary, French president François Hollande will not run for second term, and more.
'It's Destroyed People's Lives': The Shocking Rise in Hepatitis C-Related Deaths
Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.
VICE Long Reads
How Big Pharma Drug Pricing Costs Us Our Health
AIDS activism group ACT UP is on the front lines again—this time in a global fight for universal access to 'miracle' hep C, HIV, and cancer medications. So what's stopping it?