Man Gets Free Hep C Treatment

ALTOONA - A large drug company is now giving free medicine to a local man, denied treatment for a deadly disease. Mike Miller, from Bedford County, is  one of more than 100 patients in our region and millions in the United States with hepatitis C, a virus that leads to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

A few weeks ago, nurse Karen Brandt held up a stack of insurance company denials she received for Mike Miller , alone.

"I was dealing with so many shutdowns every time we tried to get hepatitis C medicine authorized and I started to think this is crazy I need to do something," she says.


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