My statement about a general perception that chinese products might be fake wasn't aimed at anything you said (that's why I put it in brackets). I remember when I was growing up, anything with a "Made in China" label was thought to be cheap and inferior. So that was a side thought aimed at myself just as much as anyone else.
Still, it does seem to me that a lot of people come on this forum with big doubts about whether generics are "the real deal" or whether they work as well as the branded product...
So the point I was trying to make was that it seems fair to suppose that the people who work in those Chinese companies are trained and experienced chemists. And most probably they take pride in their skills, just like any other professional. Why would they be making anything other than the real deal?
Me, I have a degree in chemistry and I spent many hours in the lab mixing reagents and purifying the product... I hated it. But the idea that a professional chemist can make 99.9% pure product once he knows the target formula doesn't surprise me at all. And once an NMR spectrum is available for a reference molecule, its pretty easy for a professional chemist to verify that he has made the real deal. So yeah, I stand by my original statement - until there is evidence to the contrary, its reasonable to suppose that the chinese products are the genuine article.
Diagnosed Jan 2015: GT3, A0+F0/F1. Fatigue + Brain-Fog.
Started Sof+Dac from fixHepC 10-Nov-2015. NO sides.
Pre-Tx: AST 82, ALT 133, Viral Load 1 900 000.
Week4: AST 47, ALT 58. VL < 15 (unquantifiable).
Week12 (EOT): AST 30, ALT 26, VL UND
Week16 (EOT+4): AST 32, ALT 28, GGT 24, VL UND
Week28 (EOT+16): AST 26, ALT 22, GGT 24, VL UND
Ever grateful to Dr James.
Relapsed somewhere after all that... Bummer!
Jan 2018: VL 63 000 (still GT3).