Hello dr. Freeman,
Great idea, for sure spending some minutes on Twitter, watching some tutorials, will develop the necessary skills. At least this is what I will do.
With regard to the fact that spreading the news is becoming problematic, I see things slightly different:
- ~1 year ago the idea of treating HCV with generics was ridiculed/disconsidered by many
- today it is fiercly opposed, as you already experienced (and also others)
- "tomorrow" the world will admit as self-evident that HCV will be eradicated via generic drugs.
When a fight is weak, most people are not even aware of it, but when the fight intensifies, it does make people aware of it, so.... I take the current status quo ("generics being fiercly opposed") as a good sign for the way the news is spreading.
The World Hepatitis Alliance, having also Big Pharma companies as sponsors, already recognized (indirectly) that generic drugs are effective and advices governments to make use of voluntary licensing and flexibilities of Trips to treat HCV patients.
-> here the above mentioned statement needs to be read between the lines.
In the end, I would add that when a fight intensifies, both sides are incressing their efforts, thus fighting also on Twitter is a great idea !