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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #6816

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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #6818

BUT still $ 5 is a lot of money for MOST Indians. A checkout girl in a supermarket earns $ 125 a month. A driver OR cleaner in a company job earns $ 175 a month. USD I mean. In short too expensive the world over.
I cant afford to buy it in my country being an average citizen ( cost € 60000) and an Indian cant afford to buy it in his ( cost $ 1000).
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #6827

Politicians, especialliy in the US, are always complaining about certain countries violating peoples' basic human rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seems like allowing a company to charge more than people can afford to pay for a life-saving medication would qualify as a human rights violation.
Maybe thats just me.
I don't know.
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #6828

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The distribution of wealth in the world and particularly the USA is disturbing. It could be described as inhumane. It is way worse than most people imagine -
Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #6829

Yep,
Money equals power and the money is in a very few hands.
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #7493

The initial study may have been done at cardiff and copied Some Euro doctors challenging patent.

usuncut.com/class-war/hepatitis-drug-cos...n-the-u-s-heres-why/
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #7506

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I read a very similar article a few days ago Paul:


www.alternet.org/economy/pill-cures-hepa...ive-america-its-1000


I didn't previously link to it because it contains some serious factual errors. The drug on sale in India is not the one developed at Cardiff Uni, it's a licensed copy of the Gilead one, as we all know. The drug developed at Cardiff Uni is INX-189, which ended up being taken on by BMS and re-named BMS-986094:


www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/54235-purcha...-over-hepatitis-drug


It was a disaster for BMS, and they dropped it during trials after one patient died of heart failure and several others became seriously ill:


www.natap.org/2012/HCV/080312_01.htm


BMS eventually settled US$80 million out of court:


www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324...04578261782310743030


On a side note does anyone know how BMS are getting on with their Daclatasvir+Asunaprevir+Beclabuvir DAA combination therapy?
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #8437

Here is the Phase 3 for UNITY-2

www.natap.org/2014/AASLD/AASLD_23.htm

So the results are ok but Daclatasvir+Asunaprevir+Beclabuvir appears to need RIBA to get to the results delivered by other combinations.
YMMV
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Drug that costs $1200, and sells for $5 in India 6 years 8 months ago #8447

Great video Sonix! This is why I "outsourced" my Meds to Bangladesh. The top 1% can bite me :cheer:
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