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Patients Worldwide Turning To Online Buyers Clubs To Access Generic Antiviral Medicines For Hepatitis C Treatment, HIV Prevention

Reuters: Buyers clubs for cheaper drugs help fight hepatitis and HIV
“Frustrated by the high price of antiviral drugs, thousands of patients from London to Moscow to Sydney are turning to a new wave of online ‘buyers clubs’ to get cheap generic medicines to cure hepatitis C and protect against HIV infection. While regulators warn that buying drugs online is risky, scientific data presented at a recent medical conference suggest that treatment arranged through buyers club can be just as effective as through conventional channels…” (Hirschler, 11/6).

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