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Hepatitis C in injection-drug users — a hidden danger of the opioid epidemic

Much has been written about the escalating crisis of opioid-overdose deaths in the United States and its mounting social and economic costs. Although political and public health leaders have begun to confront this urgent problem, hidden beneath it lies another danger: the increasing spread of hepatitis C virus associated with injection-opioid use.

In a perspective, published in The New England Journal of MedicineT. Jake Liang, M.D. and John W. Ward, M.D. reflect on the increasing spread of hepatitis C virus associated with injection-opioid use and its consequences.