Ignoring chronic hepatitis B treatment costly, specialist says

It would cost B.C. less to pay for expensive medication than to let chronic hepatitis B carriers end up in intensive care, says a Vancouver specialist.
Anti-viral drugs cost between $5 and $22 per day but the price is far lower than ignoring the condition, which can lead to hospital stays running into millions of dollars per patient, said Dr. Eric Yoshida, head of gastroenterology at Vancouver General Hospital and a professor at UBC.

Vancouver Sun, Tue Apr 17 2012, Page: A7, By: Erin Ellis, Link to full text