The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with the Washington Post . Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows.

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The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

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