Hepatitis C

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is touting the newly created state Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force as the nation's first strategy to eliminate the viral infection being exacerbated by the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Public health officials, elected leaders, medical experts and patient advocates are set to gather Tuesday in Albany for New York's first-ever Hepatitis C summit.

Sean Philpott-Jones: Patents Over Patients

May 21, 2015

At a press conference in New York City yesterday,  a group known as the Institute for Medicines, Access and Knowledge (I-MAK) announced that it was filing legal challenges in Argentina, Brazil, China, Russia and Ukraine to invalidate patents on the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. That drug was developed and is sold worldwide by the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences.