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Public Employee Plan Takes Sovaldi Cost to Court
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Dec. 11, 2014
"[The] mass transit provider for greater Philadelphia [Septa], is suing Gilead Sciences, the maker of the Hepatitis-C drug Sovaldi, for excessive pricing -- the first such lawsuit.... Septa has a workforce of around 9,000, with many more covered in a health plan for retirees, and says it has spent $2.4 million on Sovaldi through the first 11 months of the year. Gilead has charged far more than it needs to, argue lawyers for Septa ... The drug company is attempting 'to exploit the patent laws by selectively charging exorbitant prices,' [according to] a complaint filed in federal court in Philadelphia."

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