Consumer Confidential: How a $500 Copay Turned Into a $3,900 Bill

Nobody wants to get sick. But if you do get sick, what you really don’t want is an illness that requires a so-called specialty drug. These are the high-priced drugs you’ve seen in the news lately, such as the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. It costs an eye-popping $1,000 a pill. Or the tuberculosis drug cycloserine, which had cost about $500 for 30 capsules. It soared overnight to nearly $11,000 after being acquired by a new manufacturer...

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