Canada: Vancouver man denied access to lifesaving new Hepatitis C drugs

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.

Brody 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.


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