[CBS News] $1,000-a-day hepatitis C drug approved to treat prison inmates in Illinois

April 18, 2014


Illinois prison inmates will now be able to get a new and effective — but incredibly costly — drug for hepatitis C.

The Herald-Review reported on Friday that the state Department of Corrections has approved the use of Sovaldi for hepatitis C. The medication has a cure rate of 95 percent.

The drug costs at least $1,000 per day.


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