Ive just been over at Hepatitis C without borders and Greg has just announced that shipments out of India with two of the larger suppliers he deals with and the meds are sent via DHL have been detained by customs - He has a strong suspicion that Gilead are behind it.
I have copied his post which follows below
Breaking Bad ( News. )
Indian Customs is blocking exports of generic Hep C medicines.
This week all shipments out of India that I ahve organised have been stopped and returned to the supplier. DHL and Indian Customs are blocking all shipments by two larger suppliers that I deal with. It looks like the door is closing for Indian generics. Gilead and its minions and its $$$$ are screwing the world again
One upside is that you can still fly to India and buy the meds... I don't know where this is going to end but I think Big Pharma has just released its hounds
Genotype 1 a & b
V/L 17 MILLION
Started Harvoni 11th Dec 2015 for 12 weeks
4 weeks VL UND
6 WEEKS ALT 32, AST 34
EOT 03/03 2016 ! UND
ALT 34, AST 26
04.04.2016 SVR 4
26.05.2016 SVR 12
16.08.2016 SVR 24
Surely they wouldn't be so mean as to instigate that....?
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!
The momentum won't stop because of the integrity of the people helping us I truly think that they will find ways around this absolutely shocking announcement
This is a kick in the gut a big one liken it to a stallion kick
I can't imagine the stress for Greg and all at FixHepC but we do know he is one hell of a mover and shaker and right on the back of big pharma and his passion is gonna keep going and I think that there will be doors that open for him to continue helping the hundreds a week that must be coming to this place for tx
Mesochem isn't shutting off import is it? so that's a fantastic avenue to get tx
Just do it now don't wait people
I'm so thankful to these guys who have helped me be my own boss. This means more than ever get your meds now I feel.
I hope this makes sense to people thinking about tx
Go for it
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16
Oh nooo this is terrible, I know someone whose meds are on their way but haven't left India yet.
Really, the amount of people that are choosing this pathway are a drop in the ocean compared with the huge amount in sales Gilead are making .....
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC
Im hoping it gets resolved and soon, one of the people who made a comment there is a person who connects people with their meds, a really good person. They said(with what I believe is accurate) is that this can happen in India from time to time. From this I feel a sense of relief and that it will indeed get sorted. He said he had no issues with a shipment out of India going to Italy yesterday. So lets hope for your mate that this is just a blip and shit will get sorted.
Wow this really sucks I was so anxious waiting for my meds, afraid they wouldn't make it through customs and after hearing about Gilead getting involved with the Indian pharms I had a bad feeling something like this might be coming
I hope the people waiting for their meds from India will at least have their money refunded.
This is all the more reason to get your meds asap before any other avenues suffer the same unbelievable out reaching greed of Gilead to completely control the market with their outrageous prices and getting some of the revenue even from the Indian market that is still priced way below Gilead's.
I personally went through Kingswood without any problems. Bangladesh, China, Kingswood and the Redemption trails appear to still be reliable options if still contemplating this l urge you to act now and use one of the other sources until we get more information on this f-up development.
We all deserve to have access to affordable reliable tx!
Wishing the best for all waiting for their DAA's
Hey CC2b yep still loads of good chains of supply and hopefully the people waiting on their meds get them. I hope the issue is getting sorted and alternatives can be made for these people. Hopefully its a blip and it just takes a few days for Greg and his people in India to get it sorted and get the meds back on their journey.
The two suppliers from what Greg has said are reputable and vetted (all the more reason to use the information given in this forum). I'm sure either Greg or Doc will post with some more information as it comes to hand.
I can understand the licenced companies preventing shipment but this appears from Greg's comments to be blocking by customs? As India doesn't recognise the Gilead patents why is this happening? Hopefully it gets challenged in their courts.
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
I do sleep...a little.
This is not good. No way to sugarcoat it. If your REDEMPTION meds were sourced from India and detained, I would imagine you will now be getting a package from elsewhere.
More to come. Still looking. We were doing just fine before India. We will be fine now.
Gane's remarks, and the reasons behind them are becoming very clear.