Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 11th, 2003
In fact, new guidelines that go into effect in September - not to mention more effective drugs already being used to fight the chronic liver disease - will mean not only better treatment for prisoners but better news for taxpayers, state prison officials, medical experts, and prisoner advocates said.
About 8000 of Pennsylvania's roughly 40,000 state inmates - or 20% - are infected with hepatitis C. Currently, about 5-7% of infected inmates are being treated, but new screening techniques mean only...
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