Consultant calls for elimination of Hep C in vulnerable patients
It can cost up to €90,000 for a full course of treatment but a leading professor says it is both ethical and cost effective to boost the number of people getting treated for the virus
A leading consultant has called on the state to commit to the elimination of Hepatitis C among vulnerable patients, rather than leaving them to die a “slow death” in hospital.
There are up to 30,000 people with Hepatitis C in the country, with drug addicts, homeless people and prisoners among those most at risk of contracting the blood-borne virus from infected needles.
Breakthrough Hepatitis C anti-viral drugs which can cure a person within eight to ...