Title

Protease inhibitors have been found to work well for some AIDS patients, but the

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

1-16-1997

Pages

1, 8-11

Abstract

Protease inhibitors have been found to work well for some AIDS patients, but the drugs can cost as much as $20,000 annually. Medicaid covers the drugs, but those who don't qualify or who lack adequate insurance are not receiving the treatment that is available. Maine has an AIDS drug assistance program, but is only able to provide protease inhibitors to 12 of the 45 people enrolled in the program. Dr. Owen Pickus, who treats many of Portland's AIDS patients, said it would be cheaper for society to spend the money for the drugs, compared to the $250,000 to $500,000 each AIDS death costs the health care system. Details, related articles.

Subjects

AIDS (Disease)

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.

Share

COinS