For many Medicaid patients, Hepatitis C 'wonder drugs' are out of reach

It took years for Dara Dundon to realize that something was off with her health.

She felt lethargic, almost like she was getting the flu. But it wasn’t until she had hip replacement surgery in 2005 that a doctor discovered the cause: Hepatitis C.

Untreated, Hepatitis C can lead to liver disease, which is often deadly. So Dundon asked her doctor about a new drug, Harvoni, with cure rates above 90 percent in three months or less of treatment.

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