One Kg (kilogram/2.2 pounds) of sofosbuvir, the API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) is going for approximately $210. Let’s synthesize 10 tons, how much would that cost. Probably $20 a Kg maximum. Especially if you’re making millions of tablets everyday, as Gilead is doing. We believe it probably costs around at the high end, $6 for 34 grams of sofosbuvir, which is one regimen to treat a hepatitis C patient.
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