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6:27 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Illinois Medicaid Restricts Use of Hepatitis Drug

Credit University of Wisconsin

Illinois is placing tight restrictions on a new hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 per pill. Medicaid patients must meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government health care program will pay for Sovaldi.

The drug can stop the liver-damaging virus, but it comes with a budget-straining price tag.  

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