“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa
I was going to entitle this post "Do you have more balls than brains?" but that seemed a bit sensationalist. It is however, probably true, so read on at your peril.
Challenging the existing status quo has always been risky, and often ends badly. There is, as far as I know, no story that ends "and the whistleblower lived happily ever after".
FixHepC is blowing a whistle on Big Pharma and saying patient rights need to be balanced with patent rights.
It is reasonable to assume that there are people who believe profits come before patients. Indeed, once upon a time a friend of mine said "In the race between the greater good and self interest, back self interest every time".
He's clever, I'm idealistic. He's also rich, lives in a mansion, and has a happy life. There is a lot to be said for keeping the status quo.
So if that has not put you off don't say I didn't warn you and read on...
With 155,000,000 people with Hep C the efforts of any single person can't really do much. As a single doctor I can only see a few thousand patients a year so I will be long gone before making a dent, but if we can work as a group to find like minded people, and they can find more....
It has been pointed out that this site may be shut down, and indeed it may be. But what if we had many sites, in many languages, in many locations?
If you would like to be part of a social movement that says "enough is enough"
You are also willing to take on the burden of risk the Buyers Club would love to hear from you.
Before you apply please watch this short Muppets video. You need to know how this story ends.
Our story may not end like that but it could...