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Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for Boomers

Ariadna Cossio4 years ago

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a recommendation that all baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) get tested for Hepatitis C. Seniors are the age group most affected by Hepatitis C, and symptoms are usually absent until the disease is too far advanced to avoid serious complications such as cirrhosis. According to UT-San Diego, testing could save approximately 120,000 lives in the United States.

Hepatitis C Trial Drug Halted

Testing for the drug BMS- 986094, once thought to be a possible miracle treatment for Hepatitis C, has been stopped after multiple serious incidences of heart and kidney damage. So far, one of these incidences has resulted in death. The drug has been reported to have caused: heart attacks, heart failures, heart damage, kidney damage, and abnormal heart rhythms.

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