LETTER: ‘Miracle drug’ would save lives

There is a new miracle drug for hepatitis C but can anyone afford it?

There is a new miracle drug for hepatitis C but can anyone afford it?

This drug gives hope to those of us who could not be cured with interferon.

The new drugs sovaldi and olysio have a cure rate of 95 per cent. The cost is approximately $90,000.

The B.C. government has not approved it under Pharmacare. In Quebec it is covered under their provincial health plan.

Gilead, the drug manufacturer has just announced a lower priced generic version for developing countries. I have had the virus for 30 years. I am at the final stage of liver disease. Must I die because I live in British Columbia?

Frank Farkas, Esquimalt



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