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The suit alleges “cruel and unusual punishment” by state prison officials.
37 state Medicaid programs continue to restrict access to lifesaving medication—despite medical guidelines telling them not to.
Many Medicaid systems do.
We all know that the sooner one treats a disease the greater are the chances of a cure without sustaining permanent damage from the disease.
Abu-Jamal spent years fighting for access to hepatitis C treatment in prison.
This is one of several lawsuits filed by advocates on behalf of inmates with the liver virus in U.S. prisons.
The state would pay a fixed annual amount for an unlimited supply of HCV drugs for its Medicaid program.
In a recent settlement, the state agreed to expand coverage of HCV treatment—but only to those with advanced liver scarring.
The state is appealing a ruling that requires the prison system to properly treat inmates with the virus.
The Trump administration had proposed changing which meds were covered, including HIV and cancer drugs.
A recent article in The Seattle Times asks why.
Are subscription treatment models the future of hepatitis C treatment?
The subscription-based model is the first of its kind.
The right was secured via a class-action lawsuit settlement.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
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