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Pills leaning against coinsRemdesivir, one of the few coronavirus treatments, costs private health plans more than $3,000 per treatment course, though the World Health Organization has said there’s no evidence the drug reduces patient deaths.

(Bloomberg) –The U.S. government should set prices for coronavirus vaccines and therapies to prevent gouging, a coalition of companies and other employers said.

Medicare, the health program serving older Americans, should determine fair prices for COVID-19 drugs and inoculations that would also be paid by companies, organizations and individuals, Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs said in a statement. The group cited Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir antiviral as an example of an overpriced therapy.

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