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Brazil to secure good hep C prices, but what about other expensive drugs?

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The cost of hepatitis C drugs has prompted strong reactions across the world from India to Spain, but not so in Brazil where the government looks close to agreeing a favorable price with the manufacturers. Unfazed by its faltering economy and increasingly unsustainable healthcare system, Brazil's health ministry says it is set to offer free access to Bristol-Myers Squibb's Daklinza (daclatasvir), Gilead's Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Janssen's Olysio (simeprevir).

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