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Watch Donald Jensen MD on Chicago Tonight on the high price of new hepatitis C treatments

Treating Hepatitis C Chicago Tonight 
April 28, 2014 10:30 am

An estimated 3.2 million Americans live with hepatitis C. Traditional treatments didn’t always cure the viral infection and often came with severe side effects. Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs, Sovaldi and Olysio, for the treatment of hepatitis C. But the drugs come with a hefty price tag, starting at $66,000 for Olysio and $84,000 for Sovaldi. Brandis Friedman has more on the treatments and their costs.
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