Protest at Madrid hospital aims to shame the government into releasing more funds
The government is authorizing
expensive new drugs to treat the worst cases of hepatitis C, but these
are being prescribed sparingly by doctors in the public health service.
And when they do, the medication takes weeks to reach the patient.
As a result, desperate sufferers
have decided to take action with a sit-in at a Madrid hospital in the
hope they can pressure authorities into being more generous with the
Labels: access to treatment, Advocacy, cost of treatment, Spain