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In class-action settlement, Minnesota prisoners win access to pricey hepatitis C drugs


March 19, 2019

Lloyd Fox – Baltimore Sun

Harvoni is one of the new breakthrough drugs for Hepatitis C.

Minnesota prisoners with chronic hepatitis C infections must be provided with highly effective but costly antiviral drugs following a class-action lawsuit settlement.

A group of five inmates infected with the virus sued the Department of Corrections in 2015, accusing the agency of withholding the new drugs from them despite the medications having a 95 percent cure rate.


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