All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sovaldi Pill’

$1000-A-Pill Sovaldi A Breakthrough Or A Burden?

It’s a pill that cures hepatitis C in 9 out of 10 patients, leading medical societies to recommend it as the first line of treatment against the illness. The catch of Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, is its price tag: $1000 for a pill, with treatment costs ballooning up to $90,000, according to an Associated Press report. “People …

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Sovaldi: $1,000-A-Pill Wonder Drug Cures Hepatitis C, Burdens Medicaid

Sovaldi is a new pill that cures hepatitis C in 9 out of 10 patients, studies say, but the treatment costs $90,000. Hepatitis C affects the liver, and medical societies suggest Sovaldi to be taken as a first-line treatment for the disease. However, Medicaid programs and insurance companies are saying that the treatment costs too much. Each pill of Sovaldi …

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