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Liver disease and the rise of hepatitis due to the opioid crisis were just a few of the discussion topics when James Trotter, MD – Medical Director, Transplant Hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center met in Washington D.C. with Rep. Pete Sessions from the 32nd Congressional district. Dr. Trotter is part of a team of physicians and patients who participated in Capitol Hill Day with other AASLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Disease) members to promote legislative initiatives for liver patients. Dr. Trotter says the impact of doctors and patients meeting with lawmakers could be effective in maintaining funding for research and gaining support for extended insurance coverage for living donors.

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