Category «Economics»

$84,000 Drug Now or $600,000 Liver Transplant Later?

High-Priced Sovaldi Said to Yield Long-Term Savings

A new drug called Sovaldi promises to cure 9 out of 10 patients with hepatitis C. Hep C is the leading reason for liver transplants. Sovaldi’s price has led to an outbreak of sticker shock in the U.S., home to roughly 3 million hep C sufferers, many of whom qualify for publicly funded health care. …