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Hepatitis C

Louisiana has struck a deal with a pharmaceutical company to provide Hepatitis C treatment to the state's Medicaid patients and prisoners.

Seeking Ways to Afford "Miracle" Cures

Jul 11, 2017
Sue Lincoln

Often referred to as “miracle drugs”, the ads for new medications are almost inescapable.

But the newer medications don’t come cheap.

“Prime example of that is Hepatitis C, where we have about 70-thousand individuals in our state. Only 320 of those individuals got drug treatment last year,” State Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee told the Baton Rouge Press Club.