US States Employ the Netflix Model for Reducing Costs of Hep C Drugs

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hepatitis-c-merck-medicaid_b_5c743ee6e4b097b64e5f6e9d

 

Yes, there is a strong intention to “fix” the problem of sourcing over-expensive Hepatitis C drugs.  The great intentions of State leaders to eradicate the disease are also to be commended.

Has anyone stopped to consider the enormous savings that could be made by States who invest more on Hep C prevention programs?  Providing more education, introducing well-resourced and well-supplied needle exchange programs and working on the prisoner communities may not be palatable but would start to control the spread of the disease, leading to enormous savings down the track.