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PENNSYLVANIA: Free Hepatitis C Screenings During Hepatitis Awareness Month




 

Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (04.23.13) Aids Weekly Plus

In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month in May, Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy is teaming up with the American Liver Foundation to offer a series of free hepatitis C screenings at four Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle pharmacies on April 27 and May 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The participating pharmacies will be Monroeville Giant Eagle, 4010 Monroeville Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146; Robinson Market District, 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; South Hills Market District, 7000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102; Township of Pine of Market District, 155 Towne Centre Drive, Wexford, PA 15090. US estimates indicate that more than 3 million individuals have a chronic hepatitis C infection and that the majority are unaware they are infected due to lack of symptoms. CDC estimates that one-time testing of all those born between 1945 and 1965 could prevent more than 120,000 fatalities. For further information on hepatitis C, visit the American Liver Foundation at www.liverfoundation.org , call the toll-free number at 1–800–465–4837, or visit www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/. To learn more about Giant Eagle Specialty Pharmacy, visit www.gianteagle.com/specialty-rx.



 


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