Harvoni Cost Will Be Roughly Equal To Sovaldi For Most HCV Patients (Updated)
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Sovaldi/ledipasvir combo pill – the first one-tablet, oral hepatitis C option in the U.S. – was approved Oct. 10 with a price of $94,500 for a 12-week course of therapy, similar to the cost of Sovaldi plus interferon and ribavirin. Insurers group says Gilead “seems to believe it has a blank check.”
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