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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 8 months ago #11804

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In proceedings that could have major implications for millions of people waiting for affordable access to a life-saving hepatitis C drug, the Indian Patent office this week will begin hearings to determine whether US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences deserves a patent for sofosbuvir, a hepatitis C drug for which the company currently charges US$1,000 per pill in the US.

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Do they have no souls??
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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
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12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 8 months ago #11811

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scary!
HCV 35 yrs G1a F3 Tx naive
started Lesovir-C 15/12/2015
pre tx: VL 5,250,000 ALT 374 AST 208
FIBROSCORE 10.4

4 weeks tx ALT 29/ AST 33. VL < 12 UI/mL
8 weeks tx ALT 29/ AST 34. VL UND
4 weeks after tx UND. SVR4. ALT 24/AST 18
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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 7 months ago #12267

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Gilead's phase 3 trials involved a lot of human experimentation. ION worked out well, but some of the people who helped trial telaprevir boceprevir were not so lucky. There is no evident sense of any need to pay back into the society and people that made these profits possible.

On current trends by the time the patents on DAAs expire as many as 20 million people will have perished who could have been saved. That's more or less equivalent to the entire population of my country.

The US has used military force and economic sanctions against countries judged in contravention of basic human rights, and yet here we have it's own citizens dying and it stands impotent to do anything about the actions of a corporate entity trading within its sovereign borders.

At the conclusion of WWII a number of people, judged guilty of genocide on a mass scale, were taken out, tied to a post, and shot.

Times have changed but we, as in society, need to have a serious conversation around pharma profits, patent rights and patient rights.

The standard of living we all enjoy depends on co-operative effort and anybody wanting more than their fair share of the communal pie is strangling the goose that lays the golden eggs.

FixHepC is a peaceful protest about this.
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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 7 months ago #12268

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James Freeman for President of the 99% .
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
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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 7 months ago #12328

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I second that emotion!!
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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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Indian Patent Challenge 5 years 7 months ago #12338

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I mean it. We need leadership to peacefully protect ourselves and the planet in this 'trade agreement' era. This extremely inspiring model has provided that and had a powerful global impact, I intend to keep looking for other ways to apply the principles, and am doing law school to learn the rules.
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
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