Canada: Quebec to start reimbursing for 'revolutionary' Hepatitis C treatment

Quebec has decided to reimburse “revolutionary” drugs that can cure Hepatitis C, but only for the sickest patients at first.

According to the rules adopted by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, some Quebecers with the disease will have to wait three years before getting access to new treatments.

The measures concern two drugs called Harvoni and Holkira Pak that are supposed to cure the condition in 8-12 weeks.


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