000-a-day drug approved to treat prison inmates Updated April 21.
The drug costs at least $1,000 each day. Corrections officials estimate that as much as 3,750 prisoners in the condition have hepatitis C, a life-threatening blood-borne infection that’s associated with tainted needles. Chronic hepatitis C, often called a silent disease, causes cirrhosis and often requires a liver transplant. Illinois routinely screens inmates for hepatitis C when they are admitted to prison, unless they refuse. The local newspaper reports Sovaldi will cost state taxpayers $61 million if only one third of prisoners with hepatitis C receive the drug, weighed against current treatment costs of $8 million.In April All were previous prize-winners at regional SABC competitions kept across Canada. All 13 to 19 years old and signed up for Grades 9 through 12, the learners were mentored by university professors and others who volunteer their knowledge and many hours over several months each year to assist these young researchers. How a 16-year-older used a supercomputer to find a promising fresh treatment for cystic fibrosis Quality 11 student Marshall Zhang impressed many experts when he utilized the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network to discover a new and potentially effective medication cocktail to take care of cystic fibrosis.