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Hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni out of reach for most, except inmates
Los Angeles Daily News

Sometimes Jane Blumenfeld feels like if she were in prison, she would have a better chance at getting life-saving drugs to treat her liver disease.

Blumenfeld is one of 33,160 in California who have chronic hepatitis C infection, a liver disease caused by a virus most commonly spread through an exchange of blood.

Up until 2013, it was considered incurable. But then came Sovaldi and Harvoni, the only two drugs that can cure hepatitis C, preventing liver transplants.

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