Hepatitis C Cure Discovered

 

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“Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when? The drug sofosbuvir (brand name Sovaldi) will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment will last 12 weeks and run $84,000, plus the cost of necessary companion drugs. Some patients may need treatment for twice as long.”

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/256885858/-1-000-pill-for-hepatitis-c-spurs-debate-over-drug-prices

Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/anakasparian), John Iadarola (http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola), Jimmy Dore (http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) and Cara Santa Maria (http://www.twitter.com/carasantamaria) of The Young Turks discuss.

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