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

Jul 17, 2014

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 as high as 90% for a disease that afflicts 3 million people in the United States, and with fewer complications than previous treatments.

But it also comes with a scary side effect: a price of $1,000 a pill.

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