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Oregon is expanding access to hepatitis C drugs

Clip: 05/23/2018 | 8m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

New drugs can cure up to 95 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a virus that can be debilitating or deadly. And there’s been a 20 percent rise in new infections from 2015 to 2016 due to the opioid epidemic. In Oregon, a state hard-hit by the disease, new medicines combined with the big surge in those looking for treatment has led to a unique care model. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

Aired: 05/23/18

Rating: NR

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