Area veteran can't get treatment for Hepatitis C

GREENCASTLE : Adam Shaffer, a disabled veteran with two tours in Iraq, discovered that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a cure for one of the things that ails him.

Only thing is: He can't get it.

"With Hepatitis C, the government doesn't have enough money to give veterans the pills," said the 30-year-old Shaffer. "They put you on a waiting list, and it's long. You can't get any treatment. It will kill you."


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