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Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]
Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]

The release of an extremely costly medicine (sofosbuvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C illustrates a great number of dilemmas facing health care policy in America: how to appropriately manage our financial resources in caring for populations, how to ascertain which patients will benefit the most from expensive treatments, and even how other countries have gotten the same drugs — reportedly priced at about $84,000 in the U.S. for one three-month cycle of treatment — for less. One uglier fault line in American health care revealed by these very expensive drugs is the poisonously hierarchical nature of health delivery and payment systems, which has resulted in...

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