• Nobel Prize October 5, 2020 6:42 am

    3 Win Nobel Medicine Award for Discovering Hepatitis C Virus

    Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice, and British-born scientist Michael Houghton were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide.

  • Portland November 25, 2019 8:26 pm

    Maine Working to Combat Spike in Hepatitis C Cases

    Maine’s hepatitis C rate is 60% higher than the national average. The dangerous disease can result in potentially severe and permanent liver damage. Its spike is tied to injectable drug use, which is why Maine’s Centers for Disease Control and the state’s director of opioid response, Gordon Smith, have announced that $1.5 million will be put towards needle exchanges.

  • Germany March 27, 2019 10:57 pm

    Jury Awards Sonoma Man $80M in Damages in Roundup Trial

    A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million in damages to a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer, in a case that his attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

  • Germany March 20, 2019 3:40 am

    Jury: Monsanto Was a Factor in Sonoma County Man's Cancer

    A jury in federal court in San Francisco has ruled that Roundup weed killer was a factor in causing a California man’s cancer in a weeks-long trial that started last month. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff to go to trial of thousands around the country who claim agribusiness giant Monsanto’s weed killer causes cancer. Hardeman won the first...

  • illness September 24, 2018 5:12 pm

    Officials: 1 Dead in Hepatitis A Outbreak in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts health officials announced Monday that one person has died and 64 others have recently acquired acute hepatitis A infection in an outbreak affecting the state’s homeless population as well as those battling substance abuse. The state Department of Health has issued a public health alert and is encouraging local health departments to work with agencies providing services to people...

  • Rhode Island July 13, 2018 10:50 am

    Rhode Island Widens Medicaid Coverage for Hepatitis C

    Rhode Island has revised its Medicaid policy to cover the cost of treatment for people living with the Hepatitis C virus.

  • Canada April 17, 2018 7:15 am

    Organs From Drug Overdoses Could Help Transplant Shortage

    Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making...

  • Los Angeles March 28, 2018 6:46 am

    Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People to Take Their Pills

    Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine. Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy and data security concerns. Selfie medicine works...

  • Donald Trump July 19, 2017 4:09 pm

    Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for ‘Obamacare' Recipients

    One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans in Congress failed this week to craft a new health care plan, they did...

  • D.C. February 20, 2017 3:54 pm

    Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals: AP

    Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA system — siphoned away...

  • New Jersey December 18, 2015 9:08 pm

    New Jersey Nurse Who Reused Syringes Committed Other Blunders: CDC

    The nurse who was accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots at a New Jersey pharmaceutical company also committed several other blunders during the inoculations — including splitting 20 doses across 67 patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • New Jersey October 8, 2015 4:09 pm

    Nurse Who Reused Flu Shot Syringes for 67 Patients Has License Suspended: Officials

    A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.

  • New Jersey October 8, 2015 12:20 am

    Nurse Reuses Syringe While Giving Flu Shots to Patients at NJ Clinic: Officials

    Alerts were sent to dozens of employees of a pharmaceutical company after officials say a nurse reused a syringe while giving them flu shots at a New Jersey clinic.

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