For heavens sake! What is it going to take to ensure that new breakthrough drugs get to all the people who need them? All I see are the pro-regulation and anti-regulation lobbies locked in battle while the Gilead's are laughing all the way to the bank.
Maybe what is needed is an organization with the financial clout of the Bill Gates Foundation to outbid the Gileads for these drugs and then give them to the world?
Nah. The Extreme Capitalists would find a way to take advantage of that. So is there anything that can stop this train wreck before World Disorder sets in?
Yes. I will be interested to see how Salk manages it.
Maybe Salk and institutions like them, ie. independent, non-profit, scientific research institutes, can provide a model for the middle road that is needed to bridge the price gap between medicine providers and consumers. Governments with all their powers and multitudes of facilities do not seem to have the political will to get this done.
Many if you have already read this, but if one person hasn't, then it will have served its purpose. Just living with the knowledge that this is happening inside you is like starring in your own little "Aliens" movie.
Answering Ems question about rankings in Google it depends on bots crawling the
web. I don't think we've used SEO to improve rankings.
Sob/Dac from Oct 29 2015
Fiberscan 9.9 Pre treatment
Fiberscan 7.4 week 10
VL 1.3 million pre treatment
Week 2.5 VL 96
Week 5.5 VL 17
Week 10 VL UD
SVR 3 UD
SVR 16 UD
All liver functions in normal ranges.
Mike, I was thinking about this myself last night. There are many animations of the hepC life cycle on youtube, for example this one:
I mean could anybody make that up? I find it so diabolically ingenious. There is a controversy about whether viruses are actually alive. It just boggles my mind that something like this could come into existence and not even be alive ??? I can't get my head round it at all.
The "wall" comes down, first, a crack here and then a crack there....keep hammerin' away at it.
GT 2b; since 80's, no prior tx, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir compounded from API's at Kingswood Pharmacy in Sydney, started tx nov 6,2015, undetected at 4 wks, UND at 8 weeks, UND at 1 week after EOT, UND at 4 weeks after EOT and UND at 8 weeks after EOT. " I feel GOOD!! I knew that I WOULD!"
Ouch! ... buckle your seatbelt Dorothy 'cos Kansas is going bye-bye!
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
Week28 (EOT+16): AST 26, ALT 22, GGT 24, VL UND
Ever grateful to Dr James.