Portugal: Gov't reaches deal for Hepatitis C drug

The Portuguese government has finally reached an agreement with an American pharmaceutical firm to bring an innovative drug to treat Hepatitis C to Portugal. 

The deal comes one year after the drug from Gilead Sciences reached Europe.

According to reports the Ministry of Health and national drugs watchdog Infarmed managed to negotiated a price that will enable more patients to be treated for less than €25,000 per treatment.

Newspaper Público reports that the plan is to treat between 10,000 and 12,000 patients with the new drug over the next three years.

Source: http://theportugalnews.com/news/govt-reaches-deal-for-hepatitis-c-drug/33932

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