This first-of-its-kind drug cures Hepatitis C in weeks. Wow. Courtesy Gilead Sciences

In October, the FDA approved a combined therapy called Harvoni, which delivers Sovaldi and another virus-inhibiting drug in a single pill. By wiping out its ability to replicate, Sovaldi can rid people of hepatitis C, a viral disease that afflicts 2.3 million Americans and can lead to liver failure.

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