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17 April 2020


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I wonder which country manufactures Remdesivir for Gilead & if
Gilead is contractually obligated to continue to manufacture in
that country.

Novartis is a Swiss company but wouldn't tell me which country they
used for manufacture. Seems all the pharma companies have circled
the wagons.


Interferon, used primarily to treat hep-C was costing about $1,600
a week I think it's now been replaced by another drug.

Tsigma, used to treat CML leukemia costs about $13,000 a month.
If the patient utilizes Good RX the insurance company won't help pay
& ditto if the patient buys the drug from Canada where the cost is
only $3,000 per month. Appears to me the insurance companies don't
mind spending lots more however I don't grasp why. However if the patient is basically indigent help may be on the way. Something
very squirrely happening between insurance companies & pharma.

Terence Gore

“It was like a double knockout punch. The number of positives was shocking, but the fact that 100 percent of the positives had no symptoms was equally shocking,” said Dr. Jim O’Connell, president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which provides medical care at the city’s shelters."



That is why, in modern society, we have experts in different fields: everyone has right to express their opinions but some are valid and others based on wishful thinking: https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-17/malaria-drugs-fails-to-help-coronavirus-patients-in-controlled-studies

FIRST do no harm.



Better is the enemy of good enough.

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