Israel: New Hep C treatment tops formulary spending list

Ministry of Health recommends NIS 300 million worth of medications to be subsidized by state in 2015 

The Ministry of Health published Tuesday a list of drugs, medications and new treatments set to be fully or partially subsidized by the state in the year 2015. A special Health Ministry committee debated the formulary for several weeks, finally selecting the treatments late Monday night from nearly NIS 3 billion (about $860 million) worth of medications.

The committee’s recommendations are expected to be passed into law in early 2015.

Close to NIS 300 million (close to $86 million) will be allocated towards the various medications, with nearly a third of the budget dedicated to a new treatment for Hepatitis C.

Read more: New Hep C treatment tops formulary spending list | The Times of Israel

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