• As Incidence and Deaths from Other Cancers Decrease, Liver Cancer Increases in US

As Incidence and Deaths from Other Cancers Decrease, Liver Cancer Increases in US

Deaths from almost all cancers in the United States decreased from 1975 to 2012—except for liver cancer. In the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2012, published online by the National Cancer Institute, A. Blythe Ryerson et al report that the overall cancer death rates for

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  • Public Health Officials Call for Wider Access to HCV Drugs

Public Health Officials Call for Wider Access to HCV Drugs

Experts from the Public Health Service and President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS are calling on federal and state Medicaid officials to widen access to prescription drugs that could cure tens of thousands of people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. They say restrictions on the drugs imposed by many

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Hepatitis C Epidemic, Associated with Intravenous Drug Use, in Appalachian States

An increase in the abuse of injectable drugs has caused rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to more than triple in 4 Appalachian states, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rates were highest among people under age 30 in rural areas of Kentucky, Tennessee,

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