BUSINESS
08/03/2014 04:00 pm ET

$1,000 Hepatitis Pill Shows Why Fixing Health Costs Is So Hard

ASSOCIATED PRESS

A new drug for the liver disease hepatitis C is scaring people. Not because the drug is dangerous — it’s generally heralded as a genuine medical breakthrough — but because it costs $1,000 a pill and about $84,000 for a typical person’s total treatment.

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