• Rupali Mukherjee | TNN
  • Posted Jul 28, 2014, 06.33 AM IST

Hepatitis C medicine being imported for Rs 1 crore

MUMBAI: Even as a controversy rages on globally over the eye-popping price of US firm Gilead Science's hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, Indian patients have already begun importing the medicine from countries like Canada spending, in some cases, up to Rs 1 crore....

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  • By Shannon Pettypiece and Ketaki Gokhale
  • Posted June 2, 2015 — 2:31 AM IST

Patients Get Extreme to Obtain Hepatitis Drug That's 1% the Cost Outside U.S.

His plan: Dock a cruise ship flying an Indian flag off the coast of Miami. Stock the ship with versions of Sovaldi sold in India for $83,000 less than the U.S. retail price for 12 weeks of treatment. Ferry U.S. patients to the boat and send them home with the potentially life-saving medicines at a huge discount....

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  • By Shannon Pettypiece & Ketaki GokhaleKetaki Gokhale
  • Posted Jun 02 2015. 08 43 PM IST

US hepatitis C patients travel to India for cheaper Sovaldi versions

Patients in the US and Europe have struggled to get access to the drug after insurers and governments limited its use to the sickest patients to control costs

New York/Mumbai: This is how far one Express Scripts Holding Co. executive was willing to go to secure inexpensive versions of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, unavailable to US consumers under federal drug import and patent laws.

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  • By AFP
  • Posted Mar 04, 2016, 12.00 PM IST

Foreign patients turn to India in search of cut-price cures

When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure.

New Delhi, March 4, 2016 : When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure.

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  • Posted 04 mars 2016 à 11h57

Inde: patient étranger cherche traitement à bas prix

New Delhi (AFP) - Quand les médecins ont annoncé à Greg Jefferys qu'il était atteint d'une hépatite C menaçant son foie, l'Australien a accusé le coup. Et le prix du traitement l'a un peu plus accablé. Alors il a sauté dans un avion pour l'Inde, comme de plus en plus de patients en quête de médicaments à bas coût....

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  • Posted 06 mars 2016

Santé. L'Inde, pharmacie à bas prix

De plus en plus de malades souffrant de pathologies variées - hépatite C, cancers et sida le plus souvent - se tournent vers l'Inde, devenue la grande spécialiste des médicaments à bas coûts. Un espoir de survie pour certains patients, mais un approvisionnement qui n'est pas dénué de risque.

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  • By AFP-JIJI
  • Posted Times-05-Mar-2016

Desperate foreigners turn to India in search of cut-price, life-saving cures

NEW DELHI – When doctors told Greg Jefferys he had hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure.

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  • By AFP
  • Posted March 7, 2016

India’s drug tourism flourishes

NEW DELHI, 7 March 2016: When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure. Unable to afford Sovaldi, hailed as a miracle drug, the 61-year-old flew to India, one of a growing army of patients seeking out low-cost, life-saving medicines on the subcontinent.

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  • By International News
  • Posted 08-Mar-2016

Low-cost Indian generic hepatitis C drug saves thousands of lives

New Delhi- When doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure. Unable to afford Sovaldi, hailed as a miracle drug, the 61-year-old flew to India, one of a growing army of patients seeking out low-cost, life-saving medicines on the subcontinent.

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  • By EMILY FORD
  • Posted MARCH 10 2016, 05:00

India’s generics market is attracting western buyers

WHEN doctors told Australian Greg Jefferys he had Hepatitis C and the disease was destroying his liver, the devastating diagnosis was compounded by the cost of a cure. Unable to afford Sovaldi, hailed as a miracle drug, the 61-year-old flew to India, one of a growing army of patients seeking out low-cost, life-saving medicines on the subcontinent.

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  • By Benoît Thelliez
  • Posted 09/03/2016

L’Inde, la plus grande pharmacie « discount » du monde

New Delhi, le mercredi 9 mars 2016 - Trente ans après l’histoire de Ron Woodroof, ce cow-boy texan séropositif qui a mis en place à la fin des années 1980 un réseau clandestin d’importation d’antirétroviraux interdits aux Etats-Unis et que relate le film « Dallas Buyers Club », le même phénomène est en train de réapparaître. En Australie, au Mexique, aux Etats-Unis, au Royaume-Uni et dans de nombreux autres pays, des patients atteints de différentes pathologies et dont l’accès aux médicaments est freiné par des coûts prohibitifs se tournent vers une solution alternative : aller se fournir en Inde.

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