Cost to Treat Hepatitis C -$1000 a Pill

Sofosbuvir-pillSofosbuvir (brand name Sovaldi) is a drug developed by Gilead Sciences used to treat hepatitis C infection. In combination with other therapies, Sofosbuvir can effectively cure hepatitis in 90 percent of patients. It inhibits the RNA polymerase that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) uses to replicate its RNA. It was discovered at Pharmasset and developed by Gilead Sciences.

The cost of Sofosbuvir is $1000 per pill taken daily for 12 to 24 weeks. That is $84,000 to $168,000 for a course of treatment.

via Sofosbuvir – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.