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Hepatitis

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  • Giving pricey hepatitis drug to prisoners may be financially wise

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using expensive new antivirals to treat hepatitis C in prisoners makes fiscal sense, a new paper says.
  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead's $94,500 hepatitis C drug

    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new hepatitis C pill from Gilead Sciences Inc, which said it will charge $94,500 for an improved 12-week course of treatment to rid patients of the liver-destroying viral infection. The daily pill, to be...

    U. of C. Medicine to take aim at hepatitis C

    U. of C. Medicine to take aim at hepatitis C
    University of Chicago Medicine will receive a $6.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to battle hepatitis C in Chicago, mounting an all-out assault on the disease, health care administrators will announce Thursday. About...

    Q&A: States and drug prices

    WASHINGTON The new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi promises a cure rate of well over 90 percent, compared with 45 percent (at best) for older drugs. But when Sovaldi went on the market earlier this year for as much as $84,000 for a single course of treatment,...

    France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices

    PARIS (Reuters) - France will tax drugmakers whose costly hepatitis C drugs threaten to throw off course its healthcare budget, the government has said, heaping pressure on pharmaceutical companies like Gilead Sciences to cut their prices. The...