US NEWS MED-HEPATITISC 2 MCT

Bob Ecker/ MCT

Joel Roth, 65, of San Rafael, Calif., is a long-suffering Hepatitis C patient who is taking Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a 12-week treatment course. Roth got financial assistance to pay his $11,600 share of the bill.

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