Tag: hepatitis C

Guest AuthorAugust 20, 2018
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Many efforts are underway to improve America’s health care system, but there is one issue affecting Florida’s most vulnerable patients that has yet to receive the attention it deserves. Floridians living with chronic and rare diseases are being denied lifesaving care simply because they benefit from charity aid — and this is all the result […]

Guest AuthorJanuary 16, 2018
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Since the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s, public health experts have advocated for syringe exchange programs as one the most powerful tools to reduce the spread of viral infections — including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C — by removing contaminated syringes from circulation. They have documented time and again that […]

Staff ReportsMarch 2, 2017
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Congressman Vern Buchanan Thursday demanded answers from the new Veterans Affairs secretary about the nationwide theft of opioids and prescription drugs intended to help suffering veterans. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Sarasota Republican wrote, “I’m concerned that Florida veterans may be at risk following press reports of a shocking spike in […]

Mitch PerryOctober 20, 2015
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Although she’s been thwarted in the past few years, Plantation Democratic state Rep. Katie Edwards is back again to propose a needle exchange program that would help prevent transmission of HIV and hepatitis among intravenous drug users. HB 81 would create a five-year pilot program with the University of Miami to offer free, clean and unused needles and syringes […]


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