For the second time in the past year, the lower house of the Chilean congress passed a resolution instructing the government to make it possible to issue compulsory licenses for medicines, but this time, the effort is focused specifically on hepatitis C treatments.

The move comes in response to concerns over rising prices and the ability of the government to cover costs, according to the resolution, and follows a move last month by more than two dozen advocacy groups from around the world to press the health ministry to take action.

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