I say yes, but not for the reason you gave. I believe the reason will also be for profit. It will probably be something sequently or another combination therapy that will happen, similar to that of the Hep C cure. So someone will probably have to go on a drug like Tenofovir for 6 months before starting a cure drug, which will be costly. Big Pharma will make a lot of money from it, believe me. For the Hep C cure, it's costing an average of $84,000 US Dollars for the 3 month treatment to cure it.
I agree with Luckyman 100%, before Gilead released its Hep C cure I would have been skeptical that big pharma would be interested in cures. But we now see that this cure could be worth over 100 Billion for hep C, that is too much money to pass up a cure for and a Hep. B cure could be worth 500 Billion according to Arrowhead.
As for Replicor they are a private company and do not want to sell until they have reproduced the previous results with third party researchers. The previous results were completed using Replicor controlled researchers and that has made many skeptical. Replicor wants to sell this to big pharma as they don't have the money or desire to bring this to market. They also want to make a ton of money doing it and right now the offers to sell aren't that significant as long as the previous study is being scrutinized.
This is far from fair or right but the reality is $$$'s rule. Our health is not the priority.
Gilead are offering the Hep C cure in Egypt for $2000 dollars for everything but the reality is the average person in Egypt would be lucky to earn that in a year so one sick with Hep C is very screwed. Its very sad the world we live in!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.