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‘Patients dying’ for lack of Hep C funding

Patients have developed liver cancer and others have seen their condition deteriorate enough to force them onto a liver transplant list.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
19th October, 2014

Patients have developed liver cancer and others have seen their condition deteriorate enough to force them onto a liver transplant list, while the Minister and Department of Health procrastinate over funding a new cure for hepatitis C, according to doctors.

Liver specialists told this newspaper they were “fed up” and “frustrated” that seriously sick patients were still awaiting a decision on an early-access programme to a revolutionary new treatment, called Sovaldi.

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