The Center for Disease Control should step up and demand that Big Pharma price drugs that cure Hep C in a manner that will allow the disease to be eradicated. Outlandish profits in perpetuity from curable pain, suffering and death should be illegal.
Demand He and 10,000 PA Prisoners Receive Lifesaving HCV Treatment
You helped Mumia Abu-Jamal and thousands of other Pennsylvania prisoners this fall when you signed a petition demanding immediate treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Your support is needed once again.
In the wake of signed petitions, phone calls, emails and meetings with state officials, Federal Court Judge Robert Mariani has ordered a full evidentiary hearing on Dec. 18 to determine if the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) must provide, as Abu-Jamal’s legal team requests, the new, direct-acting, anti-viral medication for HCV that has a 95 percent cure rate.
The DOC currently has no standard of care for treating prisoners with this disease. For example, prison authorities willfully ignored Mumia’s health crisis until supporters initiated a campaign which eventually revealed medical proof that his ailments stem from untreated HCV. Now the DOC is denying the lifesaving treatment “until the final stages…
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