New treatment was given to the patients after doctors warned they were not responding to other drugs.
The treatment, which costs around €45,000 to €55,000 per patient was
given to the patients after doctors warned they were not responding to
Dr Suzanne Norris, a gastroenterologist at St James's
Hospital in Dublin, said the patients will continue to be monitored
over the coming months to determine their response.
year Health Minister Leo Varadkar said a programme was being put in
place to provide early access to the powerful new direct-acting
anti-viral drugs for Hepatitis C patients with the greatest clinical
need, due to the advanced nature of their condition.
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