Thursday, July 27, 2017

Australia - 'We have been waiting for so long': hep C patients get access to new cure

'We have been waiting for this moment for so long': hepatitis C patients have access to cure with Epclusa PBS listing
Kate Aubusson
More than 200,000 Australians with hepatitis C will soon be able to afford a new, highly effective treatment for the chronic, highly stigmatised infection.
From August 1, the Turnbull government will subsidise the drug Epclusa, a bumper medication combining the two antivirals sofosbuvir and velpatasvir, Health Minister Greg Hunt is set to announce on Friday.
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