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Revolutionary New Hepatitis C Drug Could Cost As Much As $1,000 Per Pill

Revolutionary New Hepatitis C Drug Could Cost As Much As $1,000 Per PillHepatitis is one of the most dangerous diseases that anyone can encounter. All versions of hepatitis are potentially serious and can be fatal, but the one with the longest-term consequences is hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C, transferred through infected blood, causes chronic liver disease that can significantly reduce quality of life and may ultimately contribute to liver failure. Up until very recently, there has been no effective, sustainable treatment.

Now, a new drug called Sovaldi is giving patients the opportunity to completely change how they manage their hepatitis C. However, the news is not all good: The drug typically costs about $1,000 per pill for the over three million Americans with the disease.

 

How Much Will A Typical Course Of Treatment Cost? It Could Be Over $80,000

Unlike drugs for other chronic diseases, Sovaldi is an actual cure for hepatitis C. After several weeks of treatment, patients can be completely liberated from the bonds of this serious illness.

If Sovaldi is introduced to a patient’s system in time, then it can mean that the person will not have to deal with the eventual liver degradation that takes place and complications that follow.

There’s such a great need for this expensive drug that it could be responsible for raising benefits costs for employer health insurance by as much as half a percentage point in 2015. Plus, there’s no sign that the cost of the drug will change any time soon.

 

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Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, most prescription drugs have seen a very significant increase in price. This is even true among traditionally affordable generic drugs.

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Published February 5th, 2015 by Stephanie Clegg
Fact Checked by Chris Riley

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