By: Terry Graedon May 5, 2022 6 Comments
    Children Are Developing Hepatitis Without a Clea…

    A medical mystery has doctors and parents worried. Young children in the US, Europe and Israel have been developing hepatitis for no obvious reason, and the outbreak keeps getting larger. The first ca…

    By: Terry Graedon October 7, 2019 9 Comments
    What Accounts for Blood Tests Showing Liver Fail…

    Liver failure is a frightening situation. This organ protects your body from toxins and provides many enzymes crucial to the digestive process. Consequently, when blood tests show liver failure, patie…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2018 39 Comments
    Insurers Are Refusing to Pay for Life-Saving Hep…

    One of the great pharmaceutical advances of the last decade has been the development of antiviral medications that are highly effective against hepatitis C (aka HEP C or HCV for hepatitis C virus). Ke…

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2016 5 Comments
    How Can Orphan Drugs Be So Outrageously Expensiv…

    Everybody knows what an orphan is. But what are "orphan drugs" and why should you care? The Orphan Drug Act got its start in 1983 when Congress recognized the need to encourage pharmaceutical companie…

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 14 Comments
    Cinnamon Plus Statins Could Be Extremely Harmful…

    A Trip to the ER A woman showed up in the emergency department at the Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan "complaining of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and diarrhe…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2014 5 Comments
    Coffee Drinkers May Be Protecting Their Vision w…

    When you inhale the aroma of your morning cup of coffee, you can smile as you sip it. Researchers keep finding new health benefits associated with coffee consumption. People who drink coffee have a lo…

    By: Terry Graedon March 27, 2014 6 Comments
    Pharmaceutical Firm Queried Over High Price of H…

    A new medicine to treat hepatitis C is creating a lot of controversy because of its price tag. The maker of Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences, is planning to charge as much as $84,000 for a course of treatment…