Scotland: Unique 'pay if you clear' proposal for new hepatitis drug

The NHS in Scotland could be reimbursed for the cost of a new hepatitis drug if sufferers fail to clear the virus. 

The novel proposal was revealed after the drug Olysio was cleared for use by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).

The drug's manufacturer claims the move would help cut prescribing costs.

It is estimated Scotland wastes up to £44m each year on medicines for all conditions that are unused, ineffective or are taken incorrectly.


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