Portugal: Hepatitis C treatment 100% subsidised

Innovative drug, Sofosbuvir, to treat hepatitis C is 100% subsidised in Portugal since Tuesday evening and will be given to all patients who need it.

Eurico Castro Alves was speaking at the end of a meeting with the administrators of all hospital that treat hepatitis C in Portugal, Infarmed and the secretary of state of health.

Alves said that an agreement had been signed with the laboratory that makes Sofosbuvir and the drug is now 100% state subsidised.

The Infarmed chairman said that all patients who needed the treatment would receive the drug and added that there are currently 602 receiving Sofosbuvir.


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