Canada: Sydney advocate praises N.S. coverage of hep C drugs

SYDNEY — A Cape Breton health-care advocate is welcoming the province’s decision to cover a new line of hepatitis C drugs.

Christine Porter, who runs the Ally Centre of Cape Breton in Sydney, said any move to lower prescription drug costs for the marginalized is a step in the right direction.

She said the island is home to the highest per capita rates of the disease in both the province and the country.

“It’s a great thing when the government covers medications for any disease, especially with hepatitis C; the cost is exorbitant unless you have a really, really good medical plan,” said Porter.


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