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Got Hep C? Pay $84,000 or else...
by Georgia Catherine VANYA ( franhattan-owner [at] yahoogroups.com )
Monday Aug 4th, 2014 10:59 AM
SOVALDI could save you from Hepatitis C,
even if you also have HIV.
But it costs one grand per pill...
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SOVALDI-- the $84,000 question for Hep C victims
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For $84,000 [ like one thousand per pill],
Sovaldi can cure Hepatitis C;
even in AIDS patients.

But if you cannot afford 84 grand,
you may be SOL....
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This high price is being protested by
http://www.NCHC.org [ National Coalition on Health Care];
for details,
please see:

http://www.nchc.org/category/press-releases/
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What can be done?

The LGBT communities organized around HIV/AIDS,
advocating for the human rights of Persons With AIDS [PWAs].

Will any community
speak up for
persons with Hep C???
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Please send reply, if any, to:
franhattan-owner [at] yahoogroups.com
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SUN [attn GCV], POB 426937, SF, CA 94142
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/franhattan

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NEWS headlines about SOVALDI include:

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$1000 Hepatitis Pill Shows Why Fixing Health Costs Is So Hard
New York Times
A Washington advocacy effort has sprung up overnight, largely devoted to objecting to the cost of this one medication, Sovaldi....
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Uproar over pricing of new drug 'Sovaldi' for Hepatitis C
The News Reports
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$1000 Sovaldi Now Hepatitis Treatment of Choice
Sci-Tech Today-Aug 1, 2014
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At $1000 a pill, Sovaldi will bankrupt us
Opinion-SFGate
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How Illinois Allocates $84000 Drug for Hepatitis C
In-Depth-Wall Street Journal
SFGate
Wall Street Journal
The News Reports
Sci-Tech Today
Toronto Star
News Tonight Africa
Explore in depth (26 more articles)
CBS Local
States: Blockbuster hepatitis drug Sovaldi costs too much
CBS News-Jul 31, 2014
The breakthrough drug Sovaldi is nothing short of a miracle for some hepatitis C patients, promising to cure more than 80 percent of cases in 12 ...
Oregon, Illinois Medicaid Programs Place Tight Restrictions On ...
CBS Local-Jul 31, 2014
Illinois Medicaid Restricts Sovaldi Use
Drug Discovery & Development-Jul 31, 2014
Illinois Med Director on Gilead Hep C Pill: “We Want to be ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)-Jul 31, 2014
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Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure
Chicago Tribune-Jul 27, 2014
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Drug pricing: Bitter pill
Opinion-Financial Times-Aug 1, 2014
Drug Discovery & Development
Wall Street Journal (blog)
New York Times
SFGate
Wall Street Journal
The News Reports
Explore in depth (139 more articles)
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Politicians Shouldn't Question Drug Costs But Rather Their Value ...
Forbes
What about the drug that has gained Congressional interest, Sovaldi? Here's a drug that cures hepatitis C and, in doing so, prevents the ...
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Jamaica Gleaner
The Sovaldi dilemma
Capital New York-Jul 28, 2014
But the former governor of Alaska unwittingly heralded something real: As effective treatments like the Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi become more ...
Jim Landers: $1000-per-pill cure is difficult to swallow
Opinion-Dallas Morning News-Jul 28, 2014
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Politicizing Gilead's Research And Development Costs For Sovaldi ...
Forbes-Jul 25, 2014
Thursday's earnings report by Gilead confirms that Sovaldi is blowing the doors off.
70,000 patients have already received treatment in the U.S., ...
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Why Sovaldi took off: Previous treatments were terrible
Blog-Washington Post (blog)-Jul 25, 2014
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Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug, Sovaldi, Is on Pace to Become a ...
New York Times-Jul 23, 2014
Sales of the new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi reached $3.5 billion in the second quarter, a huge figure that puts it on track to become one of the ...
CVS officials say Sovaldi pricing in line with history, but unsustainable
Blog-MarketWatch (blog)-Jul 21, 2014
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MarketWatch (blog)
High Cost of Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi Investigated
WebMD-Jul 14, 2014
July 14, 2014 -- An investigation into the pricing of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has been launched by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. .....
Senate Committee Is Investigating Pricing of Hepatitis C Drug
In-Depth-Wall Street Journal-Jul 11, 2014
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USA TODAY
Sovaldi—$55 billion headache for states
CNBC.com-Jul 17, 2014
The nation's Medicaid programs could find themselves on the hook for more than $55 billion to pay for breakthrough hepatitis C treatments like ...
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Why $1000 a pill? Our view
Opinion-USA TODAY-Jul 16, 2014
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Sovaldi's New Promise:
Cure For Hepatitis C In HIV Patients
Bidness Etc-Jul 21, 2014
Gilead Sciences, Inc.'s (GILD) product Sovaldi – which is currently in the Senate's purview for its pricing –was back in the news after it proved to ...

Sovaldi helps treat hepatitis C virus in HIV patients too
Tech Times-Jul 21, 2014
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