Two prisoners have sued the state, highlighting a national dilemma: tax money going for expensive treatments.
Two inmates are suing the
Minnesota Department of Corrections seeking access to costly drug
treatments for hepatitis C, a serious liver condition that in many cases
can be cured with a new generation of medications.
in federal court this month, the lawsuit taps into a national debate
over how prison systems can afford the costly new drugs, some of which
carry a sticker price of $1,000 per pill and $90,000 for the full
a written statement, the Corrections Department said that it could not
comment on the lawsuit, but added: “It is not true that offenders do not
have access to the new medications.”
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