He was angry. ‘Cancer doesn’t discriminate, so this program shouldn’t discriminate,’ Johnson told the paper. The director of the state’s Department of Health insurance and Human Services agreed. ‘We believe that the federal position on this issue is discriminatory, and we are urging federal government Medicaid officials to reconsider once again,’ Tony Keck said in a written declaration obtained by CBS News. ‘This is a very apparent exemplory case of how overly rigid federal government regulations don’t serve the interests of the people we’re supposed to be helping.’ The eligibility requirements state that in order to get insurance for breast tumor treatment, patients not used to Medicaid must have been diagnosed through ‘early detection’ applications funded by the CDC.In the preclinical plan, ANA598 was well tolerated at all dosages tested in 28-day GLP toxicology studies. September In, Anadys initiated long-term, chronic toxicology research of ANA598. If ANA598 is successful in early stage clinical trials, it is anticipated that the acceleration of the and other nonclinical activities into 2008 will enable a far more rapid and continuous development path into Stage II studies during 2009. Chronic HCV disease is a significant public health concern affecting approximately 3. 2 million people in the United States and around 170 million people world-wide. HCV causes irritation of the liver, which can result in cirrhosis and fibrosis, and may ultimately lead to liver failure and/or liver tumor if not successfully treated.