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Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

By John Lavitt

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage. MORE  

Actress Elizabeth Peña's Death Caused By Alcohol Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

The La Bamba actress died from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. MORE  

Fighting Hepatitis C Before It Gets To You (or Surprises You)

By John Lavitt

Once thought a disease of drug addicts—and notable in the recent death of Lou Reed—the CDC wants tens of millions tested as possible carriers. The Fix's guide to everything you need to know about hepatitis C, and its treatments. MORE  

Changes in Hepatitis C Treatment Offer New Hope

By Paul Gaita

New guidelines for treating the disease is welcome relief for millions, but will insurers pay for it? MORE  

FDA Urges Doctors To Respect Acetaminophen Dosage Limits

By John Lavitt

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors about the increased risks of liver damage, while warning manufacturers over non-compliance. MORE  

Drugs Take Their Toll on Lou Reed

By McCarton Ackerman

The legendary rocker and former drug user undergoes a life-saving liver transplant. MORE  

Slayer Guitarist's Death Was Alcohol-Related

By Valerie Tejeda

The band announces that Jeff Hanneman died from cirrhosis, not from a spider bite. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 3rd, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

More divorces blamed on women's drinking, man arrested for paying cabby with weed, and Michael Jackson's wrongful death suit moves to trial. MORE  

Could Coffee Save Your Liver?

By Chrisanne Grise

A Finnish study suggests coffee may "protect" your liver from booze, if you're a man. MORE  

Regrets of an Alcoholic Mother

By Mary Meehan

When I was newly sober, an alcoholic mother confessed her failings to me. Now that I'm a mom, I see her last act as unspeakably courageous. MORE  

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