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there’s a federal law to lower drug prices—and louisiana may just use it

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there’s a federal law to lower drug prices—and louisiana may just use it

enlarge/ joel roth, 65, of san rafael, california, is a long-suffering hepatitis c patient who is taking sovaldi, which costs $1,000 per pill, or $84,000 for a 12-week treatment course. roth got financial assistance to pay his $11,600 share of the bill. getty | mctshare this storyan obscure federal patent law that has been on the books for more than a century gives the government the power to drag down soaring drug prices, kaiser health news reports.dr. rebekah gee, louisiana’s health secretary, is trying to rally bipartisan support to use the law—us code section 1498 under title 28—to bring down the staggering prices of patented hepatitis c drugs for the state. the price of these drug...