U.S.: Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs And Coverage May Prove Easier Than For Adults

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked victims of the opioid epidemic have a better chance at a cure. Kids may have an easier time than adults getting treatment approved, some experts say. Medicaid programs and private insurers have often balked at paying for the pricey drugs for adults, but stricter Medicaid guidelines for kids may make coverage more routine. The two drugs approved for pediat

Syrian family hopes to get ailing child to Canada

A local Syrian refugee sponsor group and family members already here are desperate to get a Syrian family to Kingston sooner rather than later so one of their children can get life-saving medical care in Canada.  The boy, who has beaten leukemia, now has hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. Since the summer of 2015, Save a Family from Syria (SAFFS) has brought three families from war-torn Syria to the Limestone City. One more will be here shortly, w