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cost of new treatment

The founder of the company that discovered the Sovaldi hepatitis C drug, which has been listed with a cost of $1,000 for a single pill, says that it’s fairly cheap to make the basic ingredients for this well-regarded new medicine. It may cost only about $1,400 to manufacture a 12-week supply, or 84 pills, of the key ingredient in Sovaldi, excluding the costs of manufacturing plants, solvents, formulation, encapsulating and marketing.
Can anyone tell me if this is for real , I hope not as there is no way that i could afford this , My doctor has been waiting for this to come out so i could go on the new meds this is very depressing for me. Sorry guys had to get that of my chest
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Don't let that worry you to much as they have a very good program for people. Best to you

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/US-Patient-Assistance-Program-/show/2058689#post_9746446
6742119 tn?1391418728
thanks for that link  , just hope it will be the same here in Australia :)
1840891 tn?1431547793
I also hope they offer that program in Australia. I think if you are persistent, or get someone to do that for you if you are too sick, you will probably be able to find a way to get the new pills at an affordable price. Good luck!
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Greedy bstards.
6742119 tn?1391418728
I have to agree with you 100% I sure hope they make it affordable here in Aussie ,everything i have read about it they say they dont want to make it to cheap as it cost them about $11 billion and want to make there money back :( if you like i can send you the info that I have ,let me know ...
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