Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination

April 22, 2015 3:58 PM

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Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination

LONDON (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

The unprecedented program will make the Caucasian country a testbed for uprooting the liver-destroying disease, using Gilead's highly effective but costly pill Sovaldi, plus its newer product Harvoni once approved.

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