Generic Hepatitis C Treatment, what is it?
As mentioned in a couple of my recent posts, the fact that more people are choosing to treat their HCV infection with generic Hepatitis C medicines is costing Big Pharma several billions of dollars in lost profits every year. So 0bviously they will employ top level professional trolls and manipulators to spread misinformation, fear and confusion about generic Hepatitis C treatment.
Over the last few months I have read some rather silly things said about people choosing to treat their Hep C with generic medication. I guess this is because people do not understand what generics are… let me provide a definition:
What exactly is a generic medicine?
” A generic medicine is a pharmaceutical drug that is the exact equivalent to a brand-name product in chemical construction, dosage, strength, route of administration, quality, performance, and intended use, and usually significantly cheaper than the brand name.”
In other words it is exactly the same medicine at a very different price. In the case of generic Hep C medication there are two types of generic treatment. Firstly those licensed by Gilead and those not licensed by Gilead. In the case of the medication licensed by Gilead the production is closely monitored and it is a requirement of the license that the drug be identical to Gilead’s Harvoni, Epclusa and Sovaldi. In the case of unlicensed generic Hep C medicines it is up to the integrity of the individual manufacturer as to the quality of the product. Some of the unlicensed generics are actually better than Gilead’s versions and some are not. So if you are buying unlicensed generics you need to be sure of the quality.
Click here to read this blog in its entirety, including a message from a woman in the US who Greg helped to get generic Harvoni from India.