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    Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Sovaldi was a real breakthrough in the fight against the chronic liver disease hepatitis C (HCV). The condition may show no symptoms for years after initial infection but can slowly become debilitating.

    Hepatitis C affects as many as 200 million people worldwide, and before Sovaldi, the approved drug regimen could treat only about 50% of cases and could cause serious side effects. Treatment was generally long - 24 to 48 weeks - and arduous.

    Sovaldi, on the other hand, could cure more than 90% of cases in a matter of weeks at a cost, in the United States, of around $94,000. The pricing caused controversy, but the drug proved transformative for HCV patients, their families, and doctors.

    Sovaldi also proved a huge windfall for investors when it received FDA approval in 2013 and entered the pharmaceutical marketplace the following year.

    So far, Gilead shareholders have seen a 2:1 split, several dividend payouts, and gains of more than 155% since 2013. Sales of Sovaldi and Gilead's other HCV drug, Harvoni, topped $12.5 billion in 2015 alone.

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Two Tactics for Bigger Biotech Investing Profits

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Over the past six months, we've seen the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, an indicator for the entire sector, take some wild swings up and down, often by as much as 10% from week to week.

That's in stark contrast to the previous half-year, when we experienced a relatively steady upward swell.

This year's unsettling international headlines haven't helped. In just the last few months, we've battled doom-and-gloom sentiment on the debt crisis in Greece, currency manipulation in China, cratering oil prices, the burgeoning debt crisis in Puerto Rico, and the specter of a September rate hike from the Fed.

There is good news: This turbulence isn't insurmountable. And the simple tactics I'm about to share with you could dramatically improve your profits in this choppy market...