Healthy Living: Opioids and Kids

Another troubling development in the opioid epidemic. The number of new hepatitis C cases has nearly doubled among pregnant women in the U.S. in recent years.

That’s affecting some unintended victims: babies, in utero.

Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer, but in Healthy Living we learn how a combination drug is helping the littlest victims fight back.

Because of responses like Talon’s, Harvoni was approved for clinical trials in younger kids.

It’s now in trial for children as young as three.

Next, Dr. Murray says she hopes someone will work on how to prevent mom to baby transmission, maybe by treating moms during pregnancy.

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