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Louisiana and Gilead Sciences (GILD) are working on a deal to change how the state pays for hepatitis C drugs, NPR tells us. The idea is a subscription, or the Netflix (NFLX) model — the state would agree to pay a fixed amount of money over several years and, in turn, the drug maker would provide all the medication that is needed. Initially, Louisiana would get more drug than it would pay for, but in later years, Gilead would get extra money. “Ideally, we would have something in place this year,” says Gregg Alton, executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs at Gilead.

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