Browsing Tag 'Hepatitis C'

Advocates Praise AG Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Mika de Roo, 347-473-7436, Advocates Praise Attorney General’s Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions Continue to Call on Gilead and other Drug Manufacturers to Lower Unethically High Hepatitis Drug Prices NEW YORK, NY – Today people […]

Press Release: NYC Overdose Deaths Up, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062,, Kassandra Frederique, 646-209-0374, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities After Fifth Straight Year of Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths in NYC  NYC Drug Overdoses Killed 886 People in 2015, Increase of 10%, Bronx Hardest Hit New York, NY – Following Mayor […]

VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Housing is a Human Right!

This Week Tuesday, 5/12 @ 6PM: Join community, faith and labor organizations demanding affordable housing built with union labor in East New York and across the city. East New York is the first community targeted for major rezoning so the fight starts there! Where: Highland Park in East New York Brooklyn (corner of Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue). […]

Press Release: Activists Target Hedge Fund Managers Cashing In On Predatory Drug Pricing Schemes from Gilead Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 5, 2015 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Gilead’s decisions artificially inflate prices, limit patient access while raking in billions in profits New York, NY – On the eve of Gilead Science’s annual shareholder meeting, activists criticized the pharmaceutical giant’s decision to price its Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) cure out of […]

VOCAL’s 2015 NY State Legislative & Budget Platform

The New York State legislative session has started, which means we have some work to do! Developed with our membership, this year’s policy platform includes proposals to make housing, transportation, and nutrition assistance for low income people with HIV/AIDS available statewide. Legislation to fully legalize syringe possession. A major new investment in ending the hepatitis […]

New York State Poised to Deny Hepatitis C Treatment to Thousands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 20, 2014 CONTACT: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, People Living with Hepatitis C, Healthcare Providers, and Advocates Demand Medicaid Coverage for New Treatment Medications NYS Medicaid placing arbitrary restrictions on hepatitis C treatment, denying the cure to thousands of low income New Yorkers. More than 200,000 New Yorkers are living with chronic […]

Amsterdam News

  Cuomo signs bill protecting baby boomers from hep C Stephon Johnson | 10/31/2013 Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill designed to protect baby boomer New Yorkers from hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to anyone born between 1945 and 1965. “Hepatitis C is a debilitating and […]


For immediate release – October 23, 2013 Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344 (cell), Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 (cell) Governor Cuomo Signs First-In-Nation Hepatitis C Testing Law, Healthcare Providers Now Required to Offer One-Time Test to Baby Boomers Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with the hepatitis C virus, but over half don’t know their status; New law […]