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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:25 am 
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Hey guys.

I know this isn't of interest to most people, but if you can find the time to put your name on this petition, a lot of people will be grateful. The story goes like this - Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb have come up with two new drugs with potential to cure Hep C. On their own, results are okay ... but when taken together, there's like a 100% cure rate for even those people with the most resilient genotype, and who were previously treatment resistant. That kinda thing's unheard of.

Trouble is, Gilead doesn't wanna play ball and work with BMS ... It seems they don't want to share the profits, maybe instead holding out on the chance they'll come up with their own one. Their own alternative drug is nowhere near as good, and requires patients take Ribavirin as well ... which is yuck, and makes people have babies with two heads.

Long story short -- pharma company puts profits ahead of the health of those they're treating... Sound familiar?

Here it is:

http://www.change.org/petitions/gilead-sciences-stop-withholding-this-cure-for-hepatitis-c


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Thank you for this. My Dad has Hep C.. I will be signing and passing it on.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Done. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Interesting! Will sign. I wonder how many things could really be cured if everything wasn't about profits. Sickness = money. Just Lunesta this sleep medication, is 487$! For 30 days. ( without insurance), does it come with an xbox?


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