Tag: hepatitis

Nearly 3,800 patients in New Jersey may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

A state investigation uncovered breaches in safety protocols at an outpatient facility in Saddle Brook. Thousands of patients, who had procedures at a surgery center in New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens, according to a recent health alert. An investigation by the New Jersey Department of Health found that […]

New Drugs Curing Hepatitis C May Cost $1,000 per Day

According to reports a new pricey medication to cure hepatitis C, on which Medicare spent $4.5 billion, may cost US patients who are prescribed the drug over $1,000 a day, that cost being transferred to taxpayers.