Hepatitis C drugs Australia's most expensive, cost taxpayers $1 billion in four months

ABC News

5 December 2016 - Hepatitis C medications approved in March this year have already topped the list of Australia's most expensive drugs, costing the taxpayer $1 billion.

The latest figures have outlined 10 most prescribed and most expensive drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in the past year.

The figures are particularly notable due to the introduction of two new hepatitis C drugs, which were introduced to the PBS in March.

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