Drug pricing: A new prescription

That’s the sad realization from the ongoing controversy over who pays for Sovaldi, a hepatitis C drug launched this year by Gilead Sciences and priced at $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a 12-week course. The drug has been a budget-buster for health plans, with critics arguing that treating 3.5 million hepatitis C patients with it is unsustainable.

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