Wednesday, February 8, 2017

N.Y. officials on board to end hepatitis C

N.Y. officials on board to end hepatitis C
Destroying virus is possible, but high drug cost is major challenge
By Claire Hughes
Updated 12:14 am, Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A summit on hepatitis C kicked off Tuesday morning with strong support from New York officials for the goal of eliminating the virus, as new cases rise among young adults who are injection drug users.

"Together, we will eliminate hepatitis C," state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said to dozens of government officials, health workers and activists assembled in a meeting room at the Empire State Plaza. "We have the technology, we have the expertise and we have the will to do it."

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