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Sofosbuvir / daclatasvir combination could be produced for $200

Sofosbuvir/daclatasvir combination could be produced for $200 per hepatitis C cure

http://www.aidsmap.com/Sofosbuvir-daclatasvir-combination-could-be-produced-for-200-per-hepatitis-C-cure/page/3021833/

Keith Alcorn
Published: 14 December 2015

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"Month-by-month tracking of the prices paid in India for the chemicals used to make hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals shows that it is now possible to make and sell a combination of drugs to cure hepatitis C for less than $200, Dr Andrew Hill of Liverpool University told the Second European HIV Hepatitis Co-infection Conference in London last week".

"In the case of sofosbuvir, they found that even assuming a 50% profit margin for the manufacturer to cover capital investment and return to shareholders, it would now be possible to sell a 12-week course of the drug for $178."

"These costings suggest that it would be possible to market a pan-genotypic combination of sofosbuvir and daclatasvir for no more than $200. But many of the middle-income countries with a high burden of hepatitis C, such as China, Brazil, Ukraine and Latin America, will continue to be excluded by the terms of voluntary licensing agreements from obtaining Indian generics – unless they pursue compulsory licensing. "

"In the case of hepatitis C treatment, people could take matters into their own hands without waiting for governments."

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6708370 tn?1471493810
I'm shocked!

Shocked I say, that in the US, Big Pharm would grossly inflate prices on meds that are life-saving, giving the people with resources or great health insurance the option to be cured and letting those less fortunate and unable to pay for treatments, well, forgotten
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This combo is out in Egypt for $ 675 for 12 weeks
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