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Hepatitis C Buyers Club creates an interesting link between Tasmania, India and the rest of the world

The Tasmania Hepatitis C Buyers Club

Here is a link to a short documentary made about my work helping people to access affordable Hepatitis C treatment. The documentary was made possible through a grant from the BERTHA FOUNDATION. The Bertha Foundation began in 2009 to fight for a more just world and supports activists who are working to bring about social and economic justice. It was a great honor for me to have my story chosen as a subject for one of their documentaries. I would particularly like to thank Mandakini Gahlot and Clément Gargoullaud for their incredible work in telling the story of the tragedy that is the global Hepatitis C epidemic.

It has been incredibly difficult to get the national and international media to give any attention to the international health crisis that is the Hepatitis C epidemic. This is largely because the same people who control Big Pharma also control or influence the companies that run the international news media.

For some reason, the needless deaths of over one million people from Hepatitis C every year is not considered newsworthy, nor is the fact that millions of people die simply because of the astounding greed of the big pharmaceutical companies.

Whilst my story provides the narrative thread in this documentary the real story is not about me but the fact that tens of millions of people are suffering and dying from a disease that can be easily and completely cured simply because they can not access affordable treatment. It is not that the Hepatitis C drugs are expensive to make (the actual cost of  making a treatment is less than $50), it is simply that greed and manipulation of international patent laws prevents people from being able to buy Hepatitis C treatment at fair price.

 

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Greg Jefferys

Greg Jefferys

2 Comments

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    I was diagnosed in 2000 with Hep C 1a. Have only recently been having more serious symptoms. I would like to try Epclusa, but I am on a fixed income, and will have trouble affording it.

    Thank you,
    Sonjia Michaels

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      Greg Jefferys July 5, 2019 at 1:54 am

      Hi Sonjia
      Epclusa has no real advantage over the combination of Sofosbuvir + Daclatasvir except that it is in one pill instead of two.
      If you are on a fixed income then Sof + Dac is probably the best option.
      However if you particularly wish for Epclusa I can help you with that and will remove my fee to make it more affordable

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