Affordable treatment for Hepatitis C is now available for $1600 via parallel importation of generic Sofosbuvir, Ledipasvir and Daclatasvir. These are the active ingredients in the new Hepatitis C treatments Sovaldi®, Harvoni® and Daklinza®.
Our goal is to see affordable treatment delivered to every Hepatitis C patient in need all over the world. We have helped patients in Asia, the Americas, Canada and Europe safely access the generic versions of these medications for a fraction of a cost of the originator brands.
If you want to be part of the REDEMPTION eTrials, which are providing worldwide access to these medications, please follow the link or click on the image. To read more about patients taking them please visit our free patient forum.
To put things in perspective: Hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV, TB and malaria are the five major causes of infectious disease death worldwide. In a breakthrough that rivals the invention of penicillin, drugs that cure hepatitis C, with minimal side effects and high success rates, have reached the market, but, in what must be one of the greatest tragedies of modern times, these life-saving medications are not being deployed on a mass scale. Every day 2000 patients die because they can not access treatment. These deaths are largely preventable. To read more about this please see The use of generic medications for hepatitis C in Liver International, or visit our Hepatitis C Blog.
A simple solution
Although the asking price in many countries is $1000 a tablet, these medications are available overseas for far less. For example in Egypt, Bangladesh, and India Sofosbuvir is available for under $10 a tablet.
It is entirely legal in many other countries to import a 12 week supply of medication for personal use. This legal framework means you can get access to the medications you need now.
We are helping patients to navigate the process. We have assisted these patients with getting this medication tested with NMR to provide peace of mind about medication integrity. And yes, the medication works as expected and patients are being cured.
The current out of pocket cost of getting a full course of these medications is $1050-$1600 USD depending on which medications are required.
At the moment, the REDEMPTION eTrials and the Buyers Club are open for business but consider...
Why is Hepatitis C so problematic?
Despite discovering sofosobuvir, a wonder drug molecule that cures 95-98% of Hepatitis C patients, WHO still reports that over half a million people die of Hepatitis C every year. Late in 2013, when Sovaldi (400mg sofosbuvir) was approved by FDA, these numbers slowly began to drop. However, considering the great attributes of sofosbuvir and its ability to cure Hepatitis C, one would expect the number of deaths to fall far below 500,000/year.
Sofosbuvir-based pills work
Unfortunately, despite humanity having the cure, people all over the world are still dying. The medicines such as Harvoni and Sovaldi are top-notch but the availability to Hepatitis C patients in dire need of them is not satisfied. In the US, most of the pharmacies have sofosbuvir in stock and doctors readily prescribe them to patients, but in many cases the health insurance companies don't cover the costs of Harvoni and patients are left to find their own way to obtain the drugs.
Prices of original Sofosbuvir pills are staggering
Price tag of Harvoni in the US is $94,500 for standard 12-week treatment. The originator's company, Gilead Sciences, has a monopoly in Hepatitis C treatment area and they set the prices way beyond what most of patients and doctors deem as justifiable. Gilead Sciences is of an opinion that because the only alternative for Hepatitis C cure is liver transplant (such an operation costs about $250,000 in the US), the extremely high price of Harvoni and it's predecessor Sovaldi are well justified. Nonetheless, majority of patients who are dying of Hepatitis C cannot afford to buy Harvoni at such prices and failing to do so, Hepatitis C virus runs it's course and innocent patients die merely because of the fact they could not get their hands on the life-saving medicine.
If you look around the developed world, the prices of Harvoni are little below the US price: in Canada, for example, Harvoni will run you $80,000 and in Europe Harvoni cost is about 50,000€. Here you can check out Harvoni costs around the world.
Generic Sofosbuvir pills - Great News!
In India, for example, the same Harvoni that costs $94,500 in the US costs only about $1000. How is this possible?
When sofosbuvir pills were registered in the US, Gilead Sciences, the company which produces them, started to spread it's market to Europe and beyond. However, India didn't acknowledge the innovation concerning the sofosbuvir molecule (because it is a little modified version of other existing antiviral molecules) and didn't grant the originator patent right - which meant that Gilead could not market it as an original medicine and priced it well above what would be considered sensible and humane.
In order not to lose profits in huge markets such as India and China, Gilead Sciences gave licences to Indian pharmaceutical companies to create generic version of Harvoni and Sovaldi and market them to Indian population. Gilead would still get their royalties but because the manufacturing process for sofosbuvir pills is not overly expensive, the average price per sofosbuvir pill in India is about $10. In the US it is $1000. And this makes all the difference to Hepatitis C patients in desperate need of sofosbuvir to get well.
FixHepC Buyers Club helps you get Hepatitis C medicines for a fraction of the cost
FixHepC Buyers Club was set up by Dr. James Freeman who saw patients dying of Hepatitis C because they could not afford the cure they needed; either because of the extremely high prices or the drugs such as Harvoni and Sovaldi were not registered in their respective countries.
The rise of Indian and Chinese sofosbuvir manufacturers was a breakthrough Dr. Freeman was waiting for. With sofosbuvir, ledipasvir and daclatasvir being readily available in China and India, Dr. Freeman found a way how to connect generic Hepatitis C treatment manufacturers with Hepatitis C patients all over the world. This is the basis of FixHepC Buyers Club.
With the help of Buyers Club you can order sofosbuvir, ledipasvir and daclatasvir pills or powders for a fraction of the cost. Majority of molecules are synthesised and packaged in Hong Kong, and after being tested (this is a very important step to guarantee high-quality products) are distributed all over the world. Now patients can get Hepatitis C medications delivered to their doorsteps within 2-3 weeks. In such a way, Dr. Freeman and FixHepC Buyers Club want to truly make generic Harvoni and Sovaldi available to everyone in need of it. Not a single person needs to die anymore because of the lack of treatment.
Why patients trust FixHepC Buyers Club?
Everybody should take a healthy measure of consideration when buying medicine over the internet. In Hepatitis C treatment area, many sofosbuvir distributors have arisen who sell sofosbuvir pills - and usually they are scam. Either the product they advertise in not authentic or it is not properly analysed to confirm the presence of sofosbuvir in sofosbuvir pills.
FixHepC Buyers Club warns against such shady distributors. We only pick the manufacturers and distribution channels that were tested time and time again. With the help of Dr. Freeman, cutting-edge analytical techniques such as NMR scanning were employed to test the sofosbuvir pills created by manufacturers. The pills from selected manufacturers were given a certificate of authenticity and have helped over 1,000s of patients across the world. Allow FixHepC Buyers Club to help you as well.
Important information for Australian Hep C sufferersOn March 1st 2016, the Hep C medication became available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The medications available are:
- sofosbuvir + ledipasvir (Harvoni®)
- sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®)
- daclatasvir (Daklinza®)
- ribavirin (Ibavyr®)