A resident of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is
speaking out about the cost of treatments for Hepatitis C. Brody
Williams says the only effective options left cost close to $100,000.
Williams has battled the disease for years, undergoing numerous
treatments. He’s one of 200,000 Canadians struggling with the virus.
But Williams isn’t getting the drugs. They come with a price tag of
$75,000 – $100,000 for a course, and neither the federal Ministry of
Indian Affairs, nor B.C.’s medical system will pay because he’s had four
different drug treatment protocols already.
Labels: access to drugs, Canada, denied treatment