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!
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