Spain: Hepatitis C patients’ demonstration calls for blanket provision of state-of-the-art medication

AT LEAST 4,000 Hepatitis C patients and their relatives and friends took to the streets of Madrid yesterday (Sunday) calling for the government to agree to their being given the correct medication once and for all.

Latest-generation pills which, in most cases, successfully treat the liver disease are not fully available on the Spanish health service at present because of their high cost.

Those who have been denied this medication say they are up against the clock and that if they do not get it soon, it will be too late.


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