SPAIN’S health ministry has reached an agreement with the drug
company which manufactures the only known cure for Hepatitis C in order
to be able to offer it to patients free of charge.
Sofosbuvir, retailed under the brand name Sovaldi, has a 95% cure rate
but the pharmaceutical corporation in Germany wanted to charge 60,000
euros for each course of the medication.
This meant is has been
prohibitively expensive and Spain has been unable to provide it on the
national health system, meaning doctors could not prescribe it to
patients infected with Hepatitis C.