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Fake and Counterfeit Hep C Medicines: Fear Based Propaganda 2 years 5 months ago #23142

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A lot of people are afraid that if they buy generic hepatitis C treatment, they might be buying a fake.

Here is a post by Greg Jefferys (scroll down to 9th December), in which he presents a convincing argument for why (at least for generics) the notion of "counterfeit meds" is a myth:

hepatitisctreatment.homestead.com/generi...tis-c-medicines.html

It should also be borne in mind that the Indian pharmaceutical companies that make sofosbuvir etc. are BIG companies who employ professional chemists who work in modern factories. Their products are approved by the Indian government.

So as Greg Jefferys says, as long as the supply chain can be trusted, there is no reason to doubt that generics are not bio-equivalent to the branded version.
Diagnosed Jan 2015: GT3, A0+F0/F1. Fatigue + Brain-Fog.
Started Sof+Dac from fixHepC 10-Nov-2015. NO sides.
Pre-Tx: AST 82, ALT 133, Viral Load 1 900 000.
Week4: AST 47, ALT 58. VL < 15 (unquantifiable).
Week12 (EOT): AST 30, ALT 26, VL UND
Week16 (EOT+4): AST 32, ALT 28, GGT 24, VL UND
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Relapsed somewhere after all that... Bummer!

Jan 2018: VL 63 000 (still GT3).
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Fake and Counterfeit Hep C Medicines: Fear Based Propaganda 2 years 5 months ago #23147

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as long as the supply chain can be trusted

:+1: Thanks Vororo, I just want to highlight the above point which is something that both this site and Greg have always stressed.
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
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