Greg Jefferys Hepatitis C blog deals with all the issues associated with hepatitis C
It is for the above reason that I began my program of supplying low-priced Hepatitis C medicine in the Philippines. Whilst buying generic Hep C treatment from a pharmacist in the Philippines will cost about US$800 (around 39,000 pesos) I will supply the same treatment for 15,000 pesos (around US$300) including the shipping.
How can I supply Hepatitis C treatment so cheaply in the Philippines?
The reason is very simple, I put people before profits. Because of the economic situation in the Philippines, I am happy to supply Hepatitis C medication at my cost price.
Yet despite this very few Filipinos are aware that they can buy the Hep C medicines at such, relatively low prices. The reason for this is that the news media does not ever cover this subject matter. Whilst Mylan is able to spend a small fortune promoting the launch of its generic Hep C treatments I must rely of news being spread by word of mouth because the news media in the Philippines will not cover the important issue of the cost of Hep C treatment and the devastating effects that untreated Hep C has on Filipinos and the Philippines economy.
Recently I sent press releases to various Philippines news media groups and prominent journalists. I did not get even one response.
And so it is that situations arise where doctors tell their patients not to use generic Hep C meds imported from India but to buy the local Mylan product, even though it is made in India and almost triple the price.
Below is a conversation thread I had with a Filipino whose mother needed Hep C treatment. Even though he wanted to get her medication through my Hep C Buyers’ Club his mother’s doctor persuaded her not to allow it. Instead, they had to use their savings to buy exactly the same product for triple the price from their local pharmacy.