A wee snipet from the article to get yall in the mood. Nice one Doctor F
Drug companies spending more on marketing than R&D - Freeman
But in Hobart, Dr Freeman can’t contain his anger at the situation that has made the buyers’ club necessary.
“Drug companies need a bloody good wake-up call,” he says. “They spend 19 times more on marketing than on R&D. There are nine different statins on the market, each costs $500 million to develop and trial. It’s likeDie HarderandRocky 9– we are getting sequels. We want new Hollywood blockbusters – we don’t want more sequels.”
Too bloody right they need a swift kick up the arse.
Great cover too. Delivering hope. That opening statement: "it would take a brave doctor to do it"..... not just a brave doctor but a good doctor. We are beyond lucky to have that- but if I was a doctor, I would look in the mirror and say, what am I? I hope this article encourages a few (or a lot) to ask themselves that.
Genotype 3 30 years, 2x treatment interferon/ribavirin non responder. Cirrhosis 17 years. Fibroscan, decompensating, 40 down to 22 by 29/3/16- now down to 6.5, normal, no cirrhosis. Started Buyers Club Sof/Dac 14 Nov 15. SVR 12 29/0716