Madrid (AFP) - Spain's government
Monday promised new measures to fight hepatitis C, following protests
by patients who complained authorities were denying them the latest
drugs to treat the deadly liver disease.
A new committee
will draw up a proposal within three weeks of examining the extent of
the illness and clinical criteria, aiming to "include newly authorised
drugs" in treatment plans, the health ministry said in a statement.
it did not specify whether it would widen access to the latest
generation of hepatitis drugs to more patients as campaigners in Spain
and other countries are demanding.
Labels: access to treatment, activism, Spain