NZ: Hepatitis C drug funding could happen from July

A Pharmac proposal to fund hepatitis C drugs has created a stir among sufferers, but not everyone will be covered, Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago co-ordinator Allison Beck says. This week the drug-buying agency announced a proposal to fund Harvoni and Viekira Pak, which are highly effective at curing hepatitis C. If approved, they could be available in July. They would be reserved for hepatitis C patients with severe liver disease for all but one la