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Treating hepatitis C: Too costly not to act
Hepatitis C affects 3.2 million Americans, resulting in more than 16,000 deaths annually. It's the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants, which require major surgery and hospitalization. Early therapies for the condition required weekly ...
The Hill (blog) - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00



$1000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C
According to data from IMS Health, U.S. prescriptions for hepatitis C medications jumped from 6,200 during the month of May in 2013 to more than 48,000 in May of this year -- with three-quarters of prescriptions being written for Sovaldi, the ...
WebMD - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:41

Illinois Med Director on Gilead Hep C Pill: “We Want to be Compassionate”
Wall Street Journal (blog) - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20

Editorial: Hep C meds worth price tag
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37

Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure
Chicago Tribune - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:55

Oregon Medicaid Targets Expensive Hepatitis Drug
ABC News - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis C drug
KOIN.com - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:26

Michigan inmates may get costly hepatitis C drug
News & Observer - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:30

Cutting-edge transplant overcomes hepatitis C
Galvan has hepatitis C and was the first patient at the University of Utah Hospital, and possibly in Utah, to receive a kidney from a deceased donor who also had the disease and to receive new treatment to fight it. After 100 days of recovery, he will ...
The State - Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:41



Hepatitis C 'cure' costs $1000, double the intended price
In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health. The prospect of a real cure, with fewer nasty side effects, is enticing thousands of patients to get treated ...
New York Post - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:07

Gilead's Sovaldi prescribed more than all other hepatitis C drugs combined
San Jose Mercury News - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:18

Illinois Medicaid restricts who can get 'game-changing' hepatitis drug
Crain's Chicago Business - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:04

Pricey Hepatitis C Drug Draws Criticism
Voice of America - Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:03



Cutting-edge transplant overcomes hepatitis C for U of U patient
Galvan has hepatitis C and was the first patient at the University of Utah Hospital, and possibly in Utah, to receive a kidney from a deceased donor who also had the disease and to received new treatment to fight it. After 100 days of recovery, he will ...
Deseret News - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11

Utah hepatitis C patient gets kidney with same virus
Salt Lake Tribune - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:17

Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C
Transformative advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance for a longer, healthier life without the virus. That's welcome news for baby boomers—who ...
FDA.gov - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:56

Anti-HIV drugs may benefit hepatitis C patients
Doctors used to think that treating patients with both HIV and hepatitis C with antiretroviral drugs could damage those patients' livers. But a new study from the University of Cincinnati shows the exact opposite occurs. The discovery could affect ...
Cincinnati.com - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:18



Q&A: The new $84000 hepatitis C drug
What is hepatitis C? It's a long-term liver illness that can last for life, and the most severe cases could lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Anywhere between 75 percent and 85 percent of people who contract the virus develop a chronic condition ...
Washington Post (blog) - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27

Commentary: Expensive hepatitis C cure creates dilemma for doctors
Press Herald - Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:03

Sovaldi hepatitis C drug rakes in $5.8 billion for Gilead
Tech Times - Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:14

The coming hepatitis C "tsunami"
Arkansas Times (blog) - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10

The $1000 Hepatitis C pill: As sales soar, cost debate intensifies
ModernMedicine - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:11

States Worry Price of Hepatitis C Drug Could Break the Bank
Newsmax.com - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:22

Costly hepatitis C cure is dilemma for doctors
HeraldNet - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:33


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