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    FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs
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    atti_editor posted:
    Q: We hear about a $1,000-a-pill price. Really?
    The cost for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) varies based on the exact use, says Michele Rest, spokeswoman for Gilead, which makes the drug. When used with the hepatitis C drug ribavirin, a common combination, a 12-week course costs about $84,000 wholesale, or $1,000 a day, she says.

    A 3-month course of Olysio (simeprevir), also used with other medications, is about $66,000 wholesale, or about $733 a day, says Craig Stoltz, a Janssen spokesman.


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    oldtiff47 responded:
    SHAME ON THE DRUG COMPANY.....SHAME SHAME

    TIFF
    DON'T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN...HEAVEN KNOWS WE NEED THEM HERE !!


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