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Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way

Marsha Lecour
Marsha Lecour lived with hepatitis C for more than 50 years after she was infected by a blood transfusion during surgery as a child. She was cured in 2012, and is thankful that she had a drug plan that covered the expensive treatment.

About 70 million people, including an estimated 250,000 Canadians, are infected with hepatitis C worldwide. The majority could be cured of the liver-damaging virus in 12 weeks at a cost of just $50 US each, researchers say.

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