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Author Topic: How to Make Hep C Drugs Cheaper  (Read 6064 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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How to Make Hep C Drugs Cheaper
« on: March 06, 2015, 01:16:35 pm »
Should we start adapting strategies used in the now-infamous HIV drug pricing wars to get drug companies to lower their prices on hepatitis C drugs?

That's what a new research/advocacy report from the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), the Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge is suggesting.

The strategy includes going after U.S. drug patents and allowing other, foreign companies to make generic versions of the drugs. Good idea or bad?

For more info: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/ghjp_hcv_pricing_report_2831_26920.shtml

Offline Red Hen

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Re: How to Make Hep C Drugs Cheaper
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 06:35:36 pm »
In my opinion, a very good idea! Many people are not getting treatment because of high prices and a lack of advocacy to help deal with insurance or lack of insurance and drug companies.
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