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VA offers free hepatitis C treatment for veterans

Veterans are accessing treatment for hepatitis C infections.

New drugs are proving to be a cure for hepatitis C, the chronic liver disease. Gone are the nearly-year long treatments that included painful stomach injections.

There are now medicinal options, such as Harvoni, that patients take once a day for 12 weeks. One round of treatment can cost anywhere from $17,000 to $120,000, but through the Veterans Administration veterans with hepatitis C can get the treatment at virtually no cost.

Tampa physician’s assistant Michael Mcnulty says he and his staff at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital have treated close to a thousand veterans, and that 95% are now hepatitis C free.

Paul Munroe, 68, is one of those patients.

“Just because I went to Vietnam doesn’t make me a hero – it makes me a marine,” Munroe laughed as he showed his air combat medal and pictures from his two tours.

Munroe is modest, but this Marine is strong.

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