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Study Suggests Prisons Use Expensive Hep C Drugs

By John Lavitt

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health strongly suggests that prisons use the ultra-expensive Sofosbuvir to treat HCV. MORE  

One In Five UK Drug Users Unaware They Have Hep C

By John Lavitt

Despite the high rate of infection in the UK, the rates in the U.S. are even higher. MORE  

Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

By John Lavitt

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage. MORE  

Expensive New Hep-C Drug from Gilead Approved By FDA

By John Lavitt

The new hep-C drug, Harvoni, will combine two medicines while costing a staggering amount of money for treatment. MORE  

Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries

By John Lavitt

The $1,000-a-pill hep c treatment will be approximately $10-a-pill in its generic version, but it won't be available in the U.S. MORE  

U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Are Unsustainable, Experts Say

By Victoria Kim

Doctors and industry experts have been sounding the alarm on the rising costs of drugs in America as compared to the rest of the world. MORE  

Merck Spends Big on New Hepatitis C Drugs

By John Lavitt

The pharmaceutical giant hopes to capitalize on drug treatments that could potentially cure 170 million people. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dolly Parton worries about Miley Cyrus, Supreme Court knocks down drug testing, pot firm buys land in Florida, and Kendall Jenner slams mom for being 'drunk'. MORE  

High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

By Victoria Kim

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale. MORE  

Fighting Hepatitis C Before It Gets To You (or Surprises You)

By John Lavitt

Once thought a disease of drug addicts—and notable in the recent death of Lou Reed—the CDC wants tens of millions tested as possible carriers. The Fix's guide to everything you need to know about hepatitis C, and its treatments. MORE  

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