Opioids Linked in Part to Increase in Hep C Infection

Starting today, a new program will address the increase of hepatitis C infections in Indiana. Medical expert Derek Spencer says that opiod use costs Indiana an estimated $4.3 billion annually in direct damages and lost productivity. He also believes it has led to a dramatic increase in hep C infections.
The initiative will support evidence-based solutions to meet the needs of people most affected by the opioid crisis in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The rise in hep C infections has largely been attributed in part to opioid use.

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