Friday, March 1, 2019

Companies, states interested in Louisiana Netflix-style hepatitis C plan

Companies, states interested in Louisiana hepatitis C plan
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press

Three drug companies are interested in Louisiana's plan to use a Netflix-style subscription model to buy access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients and prisoners, a treatment concept being watched by other states, the state health department announced Friday.

Health Secretary Rebekah Gee wants Louisiana to pay a fee to a drug manufacturer for unlimited access to its hepatitis C medication. The state will treat as many people as it can during the access period, rather than pay a per-patient treatment price
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