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Sofosbuvir / daclatasvir combination could be produced for $200

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


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?1471490210
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
This combo is out in Egypt for $ 675 for 12 weeks
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