Monday, December 7, 2015

St. Louis VA says it’s not turning away any patients with Hepatitis C seeking expensive prescriptions

St. Louis VA Supplying an Expensive Cure to Hep C

December 7, 2015 8:16 AM
The new drug, Sofosbuvir, can cost the VA $42,000 for each patient’s 12-week treatment.
Complaints are reported elsewhere about VA patients being put on a waiting list, but in St. Louis Dr. Leela Nyak, a liver specialist at the John Cochran Medical Center says the cost isn’t forcing them to turn people away.
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