drug prices

[SFGate] At $1,000 a pill, Sovaldi will bankrupt us

How much can we afford to pay for one drug? How much profit does one company deserve for producing that drug? With last month’s release of […]

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[SFGate] Gilead hepatitis C pill reaches $3.48 billion in quarterly sales

“The fundamental concern is Sovaldi and other speciality drugs are going to put an unsustainable burden on the health insurance system,” said John Rother, CEO of […]

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[The New York Times] $300,000 Drug

There is one other way that Kalydeco is an excellent example of personalized medicine: its cost. It’s more than $300,000 a year. Because patients will likely […]

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[USA Today] Why $1,000 a pill? Our view

In the good-news/bad-news world of blockbuster drugs, the latest is the launch of Sovaldi, a drug to treat hepatitis C. Sovaldi comes with a cure rate […]

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