PHAR Projects Cost Savings from Hepatitis C Cures

Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a common infectious disease that affects 2.4 million people in the United States. The clinical and economic impact of HCV on the US healthcare system is significant. Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments have been shown to provide a cure for HCV in most individuals, however there has been debate over the price. Building upon a recently published analysis, PHAR investigated the costs of using DAAs to treat individuals with HCV, and found there were substantial savings associated with decreased consequences of the disease, far exceeding the costs of the treatments themselves. A report summarizing these findings can be found here.