hepatitis c http://ripr.org en Hep C: Who Gets New, Better Drugs, And Who Waits? http://ripr.org/post/hep-c-who-gets-new-better-drugs-and-who-waits <p>A few health care organizations are trying to grapple right now with the great news that, on the one hand, new hepatitis C treatments are more effective and more tolerable for patients; on the other, they're so expensive they can't figure out how to treat everyone who's infected. How expensive? $1000 a pill, one pill a day. One pill a day that doesn't make you sick is music to the ears of people who've been on the older treatments. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:37:15 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 32404 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Health Stories of 2013 http://ripr.org/post/bottom-health-stories-2013 <p>Lots of news organizations, including this one, are ticking off the year's top 10 stories. I'd like to run through some of Rhode Island's <em>bottom </em>health stories, meaning the ones <em>least </em>likely to have appeared on radar screens - but which should have. And don't worry: there's some good news in here too!</p><p>In no particular order:</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:27:29 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26878 at http://ripr.org