31st August 2015
Firstly I would like to alert people to the fact that my email account has been hacked. If you get an email from anyone saying that they are a friend of mine or anything like that please delete it immediately. I NEVER, Never, NEVER give out anyone’s email address or contact details to anyone. I am very sorry about this but I thought my firewall and antivirus software was pretty solid but obviously not perfect against the resources some people can access.
Also I need to again mention that there are a LOT of Harvoni scams going around now. I make the point again that there is no generic Harvoni in India at the moment, or anywhere else in the world. It is possible for a person to make a Sofosbuvir + Ledipasvir combination, which is essentially the same as Harvoni using Chinese APIs. Buying these APIs direct from the manufacturer in China would cost about US$2,500 then the cost of having a compound Chemist make the mix into doses would be about another $100.
So if someone offers you a three month course of generic Harvoni for US$ 1,500 obviously it is a scam because the sale price is lower than the cost of the ingredients.
Now here is an interesting event. The Times of India, India’s largest circulation newspaper, ran a story about my work. I have to admit that I laid the boot into the doctors of the USA and the UK in this article and I regret it if I offended the many good doctors in those countries however I have to say that I am absolutely appalled by the fact that it is next to impossible for a person with Hep C in the USA or the UK to get a prescription for Indian generic Hep C drugs, even if they are at death’s door. Would doctors in these two countries rather see their patients suffer and die rather than write them a script that will more than likely cure their disease. So yes the article is harsh but it is harsh for a reason. The reason is that I get dozens of emails every day from desperate people with Hep C in the UK and USA who can not find a doctor who will write them a prescription or monitor their treatment. Of course I am angry.
Here is a request for information from me to you. GILEAD has claimed that it offers a “Compassionate Program” in Australia giving people free access to its Hep C meds. I’ve never heard of it. Please let me know me if you have ever heard of this. Thanks