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Man’s Desperation to Find a Cheaper Source of Hep C Medication

August 31, 2015

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Greg Jefferys has taken matters into his own hands, and has provided a supply of medication from India to hundreds of patients suffering from Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C sufferer imports life-saving drugs from India, takes on global pharmaceutical company

By Michael Atkin and Joel Keep

Updated August 20, 2015

It is straight from the script of Hollywood movie Dallas Buyers Club — an Australian hepatitis C sufferer has taken on a global pharmaceutical company, accusing them of failing to provide a life-saving medication at an affordable cost.

“The only difference between me and the guy in Dallas Buyers Club is I’m not running it as a business and I’m not making any money out of it, as much as I like to see him with his big wads of dollar bills,” Greg Jefferys told 7.30.

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  • micky

    This is great news. I am glad it be gotten elsewhere that is semi affordable. I live in the USA and have requested a form for financial help to get Harvoni, but the form says they need my Fibrosis score. I cannot get that due to not having the money to see a Doctor and get the test needed. Its a cruel circle. If I don’t have it bad enough after all that they wont help me anyways so… I have had it for 17 years now and feeling the effects. I think when drugs that cure communicable diseases are found they should be affordable to all. The only thing I can suggest is the Federal Government take away the subsidies they are giving them. With profits like that they don’t need them.

    • Sandy Robertson

      I’m in the UK and the best available treatment costs so much that I am not yet considered in bad enough shape that our free health service will fund it for me . I’ve probably had hep c something like 25 years and have bad fibrosis.

  • Diana Busby Knight

    I’m in the USA. I am insured, but my insurance wouldn’t cover Harvoni because I wasn’t sick enough at an F2. I was lucky enough to get a 12 week supply of free Harvoni from Gilead’s Support Path starting in May. I filled my last prescription on July 15th and received a letter from Gilead on July 30 stating I would no longer be covered under Support Path because I was insured. I am thankful that I made it in under the wire and am now HCV free, but am devastated for those who must now wait for the end of the battle between the insurance companies and Gilead. Gilead should be ashamed!

  • Sofosbuvir is not the same then Harvoni (Sofosbuvir +
    ledipasvir)

    Sofosbuvir does not include ledipasvir and so fare I know
    from the internet it does not work for everybody with Hep C geno A1 and also
    there is a lot of relapse.

    So, I am waiting for the generic harvoni launching in India.

  • Meanwhile since a year I am free of Heb C 1a, I got the generic harvoni – Mylan “MyHep LVIR TM” – Ledipasvir & Sofosbuvir Tablets in India, 25 000,00 Rupees for one bottle 28 Tablets.

    I did not have any side effects.

    After 4 weeks my liver function test was back to normal and my virus was no more detectible.

    I took all together for 3 month to be sure.

    I had Hep C for 40 years, no fibrosis, because living and eating healthy and taking supplements all those years. And this was my first treatment for Hep C.