USPSTF lukewarm on HCV screening for all boomers

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said primary care physicians should “consider” hepatitis C screening for adults born between 1945 and 1965 and gave the recommendation a grade of “C.” USPSTF recommended people with a history of IV drug use or blood transfusions prior to 1992 should be tested. The draft recommendations come after the CDC in August recommended that all adults in the baby boomer birth cohort get screened. Reuters (11/26), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/26)