Pa. considering moving away from costly Hepatitis C treatment

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania might move away from a stunningly expensive prescription drug treatment for Medicaid patients with Hepatitis C, but the Commonwealth won't save as much as other states.

Missouri is one of the first states to move away from Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 a pill.

Pennsylvania might do the same, but the state's Medicaid program is waiting on final offers from two competitors that provide other drugs recently approved by the FDA for Hepatitis C treatment.


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