The Week in Review: Jan 6, 2017 – Jan 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 News Recap Close to Home This last week has seen some pretty sad news for Canadians with Hep C.  As you know, the Past Economic Loss and Dependents (PELD) Fund of the Pre-1986/Post-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement has a shortfall – with more than $65 million in unpaid claims. On December 15, 2016, a joint hearing was held in Toronto before the judges of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec to discuss the status of the...

B.C. won’t cover hepatitis C drug that’s possible cure for woman infected with tainted blood

Lack of national pharmacare program makes it hard to negotiate better drug prices. The B.C. government says it won't cover the cost of a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C for Nikky Davies, who contracted the virus through tainted blood she was administered in hospital. A Nanaimo, B.C., woman who contracted the hepatitis C virus through tainted blood has been denied a blockbuster new medication the province says is extremely expensive and would bankru