The Week in Review: October 27 – November 4, 2017

Friday, November 4, 2017 News Recap: Access to Treatment Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way – Most of the 70 million patients infected with hepatitis C worldwide could be cured for $50 US each Many countries — including Canada — have committed to a global goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. But new data released at the summit in Brazil shows that only nine countries are on track to me...

MSF secures lower price for generic hepatitis C treatment

Dramatic price drops should allow countries to provide treatment for millions of people On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paolo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced that it has secured deals for generic hepatitis C medicines for as low as US$1.40 per day, or $120 per 12-week treatment course for the key medicines sofosbuvir and daclatasvir. In the US, pharmaceutical corporation Gilead launched sofosbuvir at $1,000 per pill in 201

Knowledge for Change: An Introduction to Access to Generic Hepatitis C Medicines

Check out this new Video from WHA on Access to Generic Hepatitis C Medicines Following the success of the first two webinars in the Knowledge for Change series covering access to diagnostics and medicines, we were pleased to deliver the next in the series, ‘An Introduction to Accessing Generic Hepatitis C Medicines’ on 1 November. The webinar explored the generics landscape for hepatitis C with discussions on legalities, quality and performance of generic