ISLAMABAD: The federal government
on Wednesday announced a reduction in the price of Sovaldi — the
‘breakthrough drug’ for Hepatitis C. State minister for health Saira
Tarar announced that the current price of Rs55,000 has been slashed and
the drug would now be available at Rs32,300 per bottle, according to a
press release. Tarar said the measure will benefit over 10 million
Hepatitis C patients across Pakistan and the ministry will ensure that
an adequate quantity of the drug is available within six weeks.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2015.
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