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fter two years of controversy over the cost of hepatitis C treatments, the fast-growing market is poised to undergo a price war.

Late Thursday, Merck received Food and Drug Administration approval for its Zepatier medication and set a list price of just $54,600 for a 12-week course of treatment. This is considerably lower than the cost of rival medicines that have helped spark national outrage over prescription drug pricing.

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