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03.20.18

Florida State Prisons Ordered to Treat Inmates with Hepatitis C

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Posted on March 20, 2018

In the Florida State prison system, between 7,000 to 20,000 inmates are believed to be infected with Hepatitis C.  Yet, only 13 of them have received treatment using direct acting retrovirals (DAA) which have been found to cure the disease due to the high cost of treatment.

Last November 17, 2017, Judge Mark Walker found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care.

For more information, see: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171118/state-prisons-ordered-to-treat-hepatitis-c

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