- Cabell County to have state's 1st syringe exchange program Updated: Jul-02-15 1:10 pm
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Cabell County will be the site of West Virginia's first syringe exchange program, which officials say will help reduce infectious diseases within the county's population of intravenous drug-users.
- Madison County plans 4 sites for needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-27-15 5:58 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Health officials are working to open four needle-exchange sites in a central Indiana county after being granted state approval for the program because of disease being spread among intravenous drug users.
- VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal Updated: Jun-25-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
- Central Indiana county seeks needle-exchange program Updated: Jun-16-15 4:37 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Officials in a central Indiana county declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a growing number of hepatitis C cases and are requesting state approval for starting a needle-exchange program.
- Advocacy group: Inmates denied hepatitis C treatment Updated: Jun-16-15 11:11 am
BOSTON - A prisoners' rights group has sued the state prisons department, alleging it is withholding treatment for inmates with hepatitis C.
- Rise in hepatitis C cases sparks concern in Floyd County Updated: Jun-06-15 4:04 am
NEW ALBANY, Indiana - A southern Indiana county is facing a sharp increase in hepatitis C cases, but officials say it's too soon to seek state permission for a needle-exchange program.
- Illinois doctors group wants Rauner to veto hepatitis C bill Updated: Jun-04-15 3:42 pm
CHICAGO - With three out of four Americans who are infected unaware they have hepatitis C, Illinois lawmakers last month approved a measure to fight what's been called a silent epidemic.
- Facts about needle exchanges and Hepatitis C Updated: Jun-04-15 4:46 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - STATES FEAR NEEDLES
- Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV Updated: Jun-04-15 4:39 am
HAZARD, Kentucky - Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm.
- Transplant surgeons save children's lives in Venezuela Updated: Jun-04-15 12:19 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Clutching a tiny Bible, Gilda Velasquez leans over her son as he falls asleep with the help of a powerful sedative and a catchy cartoon jingle playing on a hand-held TV.
- Food worker in St. George tests positive for hepatitis A Updated: Jun-03-15 12:45 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Authorities have confirmed that a food handler at Pizza Cart in Cedar City has tested positive for hepatitis A.