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