Hepatitis c medication: Govt slashes Sovaldi’s price

Published: March 5, 2015

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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