i've been a member of this forum for about 10 days and started treatment through Dr Freeman/FixHepC 3 days ago so I thought it was time to say hello. My details are in my signature.
There must be hundreds of thousands of doctors around the world but only a handful have had the balls to do something about the morally bankrupt prices big pharma are charging for DAAs. Dr Freeman and has his colleagues have the drive, knowledge, capabilities and cojones to have brought this thing into being. A pretty special combination of qualities!
Most doctors go about their jobs in a very subscribed way, afraid to put their head above the parapet for fear of being slapped down by their regulatory bodies or line manager or, worse, a lack of true passion for their cause. There are many people for whom a job just a job but I strongly believe that if one chooses a career in healthcare then one must do it because they want to help people and not just for the social status and/or financial renumeration the job entails; the latter two of which I suspect are the main driving factors for most people going into medicine (if they are completely honest with themselves).
I don't say this to dis doctors in general. I suspect that if I was one I'd probably be in the lethargy camp. I do it moreover to praise all involved with FixHepC. If I was in charge of things I'd award them the Nobel prize for science.
45 yo male; UK; HCV since 1996; G4; F2-3 (fibroscan score 9.1);
Null responder interferon/ribavirin 2008;
4/16 Harvoni 8 weeks; Pre-tx VL 2.1 million; week 4 VL 269; EOT UND; but...
6/16 Tx extended w/ generic sof/dac x 12 weeks due to concerns around my slow response to Harvoni. UND at end of 2nd round of treatment and EOT+4.