Want Into A Clinical Trial? Read This First.

(By – Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News)

Perhaps nothing triggers frustration and hope in patients like prescription drugs.

Consider the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, infamous for its $84,000 retail price tag for a 12-week course.

Despite the price, the drug embodies significant hope. It, and other recently approved hepatitis C medications, have vastly improved treatment of the disease.

Sovaldi’s potential was confirmed during clinical trials when it was tested on humans as part of the drug approval process. Many hepatitis B patients probably wish they could have participated. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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