For example, Gilead’s own Stribild, a costly new four-in-one combo treatment for HIV/AIDS
, is $80 per pill
. At $1,000 per pill
, Sovaldi costs 1,100% more than Stribild, the most-expensive AIDS combo drug on the market.
In addition, Gilead is charging a higher price for this drug even though the cost to produce it is small. According to industry reports, Gilead produces Sovaldi for approximately $1.00 per gram (with only 10 to 30 grams needed to successfully treat patients with Hepatitis C).