Big Pharma Maintain High Prices in Prisons

 

hepatitis c in prison

  • US Federal System spent $1.34 billion on treating prison inmates in 2016.
  • Per capita health care costs for each inmate is $8,602.
  • Pharmaceutical expenditures for each inmate is $715 according to the GAO – Government Accountability Office.
  • Cancer drugs take up 15% of total spending on drugs.
  • Harvoni, Sovaldi and Epclusa hepatitis C treatments are not affordable for the prison system.
  • Chuck Grassley requested the report to study the increase cost of drug spending and healthcare spending in the US Federal system.
  • We have had previous inmates loved ones provide generic hepatitis C treatments. Learn more about licensed generic hepatitis c treatments here.