The price of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill is keeping state-run Medicaid programs from making it available to many of the people who are most likely to be infected with the disease.
Gilead Sciences Inc., the world’s largest maker of HIV medicines, said insurers have responded favorably over coverage of its new hepatitis C drug, which has a price tag of $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment.
Lou Reed, the U.S. songwriter and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, is recovering after undergoing a liver transplant last month, the London-based Times said, citing an interview with his musician wife Laurie Anderson.
Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology company by creating devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music and mobile-phone industries, died. He was 56.
The form of cancer that Apple Inc . Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs announced he had more than six years ago grows and spreads slowly and, in some patients, the migrating cells aren’t detected for years, doctors said.
Seven scientists won Lasker Awards for advances in medical science that include development of liver transplant, discoveries about proteins that aid muscle function and promotion of novel techniques for studying genes.