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Who has to pay?

How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England.

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4 hours ago
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NAT
Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment

Botswana's court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/Aids, rights lawyers say.

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8 hours ago
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BBC
One in four hepatitis C patients denied initial approval for drug treatment

This study adds to a growing body of literature on the hepatitis C “cascade of care,” in which attrition occurs at every step from diagnosis, confirmation, linkage to care, and treatment.

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8 hours ago
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Yale News
White House Is Pressed to Help Widen Access to Hepatitis C Drugs via Medicaid

The advisory council criticized three types of restrictions. Some states cover the new drugs only for patients who have advanced liver disease. Many states require patients to abstain from the use of alcohol or illicit drugs for up to a year before treatment. And some states will not cover the drugs unless they are prescribed by specialists like gastroenterologists or experts on infectious diseases.

Published
26 August 2015
From
New York Times
Hepatitis C treatment: Back to the warehouse

Like many physicians that specialize in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, I have spent the last few years advising many of my patients with chronic HCV infection to defer treatment and wait for new therapies. Patients, advocacy groups, and physicians closely followed the development of [these new therapies] in eager anticipation of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and, for most patients, the possibility of a cure of their HCV infection. However, this eager anticipation morphed into uneasy concern as, along with FDA approval, drug pricing was announced.

Published
26 August 2015
From
Clinical Liver Disease
While Washington Tackles Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Hepatitis C Treatment Remains Unaffordable

If Washington wants to do something about the public health issues left behind by the opioid abuse epidemic, it might have to start doing something about prescription-drug costs.

Published
19 August 2015
From
National Journal
Hepatitis C patients in England denied lifesaving liver drug

Health experts concerned about decision not to extend Daklinza treatment to patients with genotype 3 strain of virus.

Published
18 August 2015
From
The Observer
African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D's coverage gap

Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan's coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans age 65 and older. Reaching, or even approaching, the gap affects access to medication and influences whether those medications are taken as prescribed.

Published
17 August 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Have Your Say: Virtual Consultation on UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy

This is the second and final UNAIDS-hosted virtual consultation to develop the UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy. The virtual consultations aim to encourage wide-ranging participation, particularly of people living with and affected by HIV, to ensure that together we deliver a people-centred strategy.

Published
04 August 2015
From
UNAIDS
Medicines Patent Pool At 5 Years: Promises Kept, Changes Ahead – An Interview With Greg Perry

The Medicines Patent Pool in Geneva is celebrating five years of existence this month. MPP Executive Director Greg Perry sat down with Intellectual Property Watch Catherine Saez to describe progress made since its inception, the success of its licensing agreement model, and plans for the future, including a possible extension to other diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C.

Published
04 August 2015
From
Intellectual Property Watch
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