Timothy Webb and other advocates protest the cost of HIV drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Gilead outside an AIDS conference in Atlanta in March. Gilead is making a new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi. John Amis/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation hide caption

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

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Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics, is the namesake of the company's latest drug, Orenitram. Ron Levine/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Ernest Bagner III stands outside his former office tucked in the back corner of a strip mall in Hollywood, Calif., where he says he was the victim of Medicare fraud. Jonathan Alcorn/ProPublica hide caption

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How Fraud Flourishes Unchecked In Medicare's Drug Plan

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British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline is pledging to revamp its relationships with doctors. Sang Tan/AP hide caption

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Yes, you could do this at home. Growing bacteria you find in a pile of dirt or a local pond might reveal the next big antibiotic. Charlotte Raymond/Science Source hide caption

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FDA Expected To Approve New, Gentler Cure For Hepatitis C

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In epilepsy, the normal behavior of brain neurons is disturbed. The drug valproic acid appears to help the brain replenish a key chemical, preventing seizures. David Mack/Science Source hide caption

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The schizophrenia drug Risperdal was at the heart of government investigations into improper marketing that stretched back more than a decade. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Scans from patients with fungal meningitis show evidence of a stroke (left) and arachnoiditis. New England Journal of Medicine hide caption

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What's in your neighbor's medicine cabinets may influence overdose risk in the community. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Streptococcus pyogenes shouldn't be taken lightly. Left untreated, an infection with germ can trigger an autoimmune disease that damages the heart. NIAID/Flickr.com hide caption

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Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled in the U.S. since 1990. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin are the cause of three-quarters of those deaths. Toby Talbot/Associated Press hide caption

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