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Lawsuit accuses Gilead of propping up cost of HIV treatments by blocking generic competition

A scientist at Gilead Sciences analyzes patient antibody levels at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences engaged in a “long-running scheme” to block generic competition of its combination drug “cocktails” to treat HIV, a new California lawsuit filed on Monday alleges. The… Read More »

Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care. The poll showed that though 91 percent of respondents had health insurance, 53 percent of those with insurance had trouble paying… Read More »