$1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.

The new leading pill for hepatitis C is more expensive, and the number of patients seeking a cure has surged.

Sovaldi, last year’s wonder drug, has been pushed aside by a successor called Harvoni, made by the same company. The sticker price for Harvoni is $1,350 a pill.

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