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Universal Access To Hepatitis C Treatment Is Possible, Blog Says

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses a report from international humanitarian nonprofit Médecins du Monde on strategies for achieving universal access to Hepatitis C treatments. The report “calls 2014 a ‘turning point’ in the history of the pandemic disease… [and]… focuses on a familiar obstacle… the costs of the new treatments put them almost universally out of reach.” The blog also comments on an article in Clinical Infectious Diseases that “breaks down the cost of manufacturing the drugs and concurs that the ‘situation of HCV [Hepatitis C Virus] treatment today is reminiscent of treatment for HIV/AIDS in the year 2000’…” (Barton, 3/18).

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