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Hepatitis C (Cure) Discovered 1/6/13

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    "Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five

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    "Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV.

    Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when? The drug sofosbuvir (brand name Sovaldi) will cost $1,000 per pill.

    A typical course of treatment will last 12 weeks and run $84,000, plus the cost of necessary companion drugs.

    Some patients may need treatment for twice as long."





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