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Gilead Sciences: Make CURE for Hepatitis C affordable for the WORLD
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Gilead Sciences: Make CURE for Hepatitis C affordable for the WORLD

    1. Margaret Dudley
    2. Petition by

      Margaret Dudley

      San Antonio, TX

Over 170 million+ people and their families are in desperate need of a cure that does not include interferon or ribavirin.  Gilead Sciences apparently has at last achieved their goal of developing their own in-house cure for genotype 1 with sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and ledipasvir (without ribavirin or interferon), and FDA approval should be forthcoming in October 2014.  Gilead also now has proven success in Phase 2 trials with Sovaldi and GS-5816 (their in-house drug to replace daclatasvir) for genotype 1 through 6, a combination that thus far seems to have proven to be at least as equally as effective as the Gilead/Bristol trials and most likely will turn out to be a ‘one pill’ cure for ALL genotypes (without toxic interferon OR ribavirin).

Considering this has taken far longer than Gilead and the HCV community anticipated (well over two years), it is quite disheartening to realize now the HCV community has another ‘roadblock’ thrown between them and the possibility of being cured, and that is the $150,000+ price tag that is likely to be placed on this phenomenal game-changing cure.

Gilead Sciences,  please reconsider the price you have placed on this cure and make it 'profitable for all'...  a cure for a world epidemic as well as a great investment return for Gilead and their investors.


 


 

 
www.HepC-Cured.org

 


 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Thank you ACT UP! Now we must all become activists if we are to be cured!

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      ACT UP Calls on Congress for Price Cut on Sovaldi for Hepatitis C Treatment

      Controversy over the price of Gilead's hepatitis C (HCV) drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) continues. On Aug. 13, ACT UP New York (ACT UP NY) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), demanding a 90% reduction in the price of Sovaldi and outlining two ways in which the government could "break Gilead's monopoly" on the potent treatment.

    2. Sofosbuvir + new GS-5816 NS5A inhibitor is effective against hepatitis C ge

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Sofosbuvir + new GS-5816 NS5A inhibitor is effective against hepatitis C genotypes 1-6

      A new experimental NS5A inhibitor, GS-5816, was shown to be safe and effective when used in an interferon- and ribavirin-free dual regimen with sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) for people with hepatitis C genotypes 1 through 6, according to phase 2 trial results presented at the 49th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) last week in London.

    3. New White House petition has been started. Please sign it at link below.

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Make newly developed Hepatitis C Cure/s WITHOUT the use of interferon or ribavirin affordable and available to all. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

      we petition the obama administration to: Interferon and Ribavirin both have serious and dangerous side effects, and are currently the only available treatments (or part of those treatments) available to persons with chronic hepatitis C. Newly developed drugs, used in conjunction with each other, indicate successful cure rates without such serious and dangerous side-effects.

    4. HCV Regimen: No Interferon, No Ribavirin, No Problem

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      HCV Regimen: No Interferon, No Ribavirin, No Problem

      WASHINGTON -- Patients who failed to respond to standard treatment for hepatitis C virus infection achieved greater than 80% sustained virologic response with a regimen that eschewed both interferon a

    5. Reached 40,000 signatures
    6. Reached 30,000 signatures
    7. Petitioning For This Hepatitis C Cure

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Local woman petitions for Hepatitis C cure

      SAN ANTONIO -- A local woman says she got a deadly disease from a common cosmetic procedure. Margaret Dudley believes she contracted hepatitis C from permanent make-up tattooed on her face at a local salon in 2000. Hep-C kills more people than AIDS, and millions of Americans are dealing with it right now.

    8. Hep C / HCV Coalition for The Cure - Press Conference Q & A Session - Part

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Hep C / HCV Coalition for The Cure - Press Conference Q & A Session - Part 1

      Sign the White House Petition at: http://wh.gov/vxtg We need 100,000 signature in 30 days in order to get a response from the White House. And with your help we will do exactly that! So please sign this and forward it to everyone you know. You can help save lives!

    9. News Conference with Comments from Congressman Lloyd Doggett's Office

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer

      Press conference in San Antonio TX - February 19th, 2103: Representatives from Congressman Lloyd Doggett's office and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

      2013-02-19 16.11.18.mp4

      Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

    10. HCV Coalition for the Cure launches White House Petition to end Hepatitis-C

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      HCV Coalition for the Cure launches White House Petition to end Hepatitis-C

      Over a thousand people living with Hepatitis-C die each day in the United States and is the most widespread blood borne infection in the country. The disease now kills more people than AIDS. San Antonian, Margaret Dudley, was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C in 2011. She believes she contracted it from a cosmetic tattoo.

    11. Corrected Link for White House Petition - Please Sign and Share it!

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Expedite Cure for Hepatitis C - Drug Companies Hold the Cure (without toxic ribavirin or interferon) | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

      we petition the obama administration to: Hepatitis C infects almost 4 million Americans and more than 170 million people worldwide, and it now kills more people than AIDS. Now a safe 100% cure exists, without toxic ribavirin or interferon, but is being held back by 'big pharma'.

    12. Ribavirin Side Effects... in some cases may be permanent.

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/p655.html
      Ribavirin causes birth defects, fetal demise, serious hemolytic anemias, and worsening of cardiac disease. It also may be carcinogenic. Patients should be carefully counseled about the risks of these medications and monitored closely during treatment
      Ribavirin can cause a hemolytic anemia. The traditional approach to hematologic toxicity has been reducing the dose of the offending antiviral; however, lower doses also may reduce treatment efficacy.
      Elevations of bilirubin usually are an indication of hemolysis caused by the ribavirin and usually are concomitant with drops in the hematocrit. Between 1 and 2 percent of patients will develop thyroid abnormalities severe enough to require clinical interventions, so thyroid-stimulating hormone levels should be checked periodically while the patient is on treatment. Triglycerides can be elevated and can cause pancreatitis.
      Posttreatment Issues
      Side effects of the medications may linger for some week

    13. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Suppports the HCV Coalition for the Cure

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer

      "The unfettered greed that drives the lack of cooperation between pharmaceutical giants Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb comes at the unacceptably high price of the health and well-being of Hepatitis C patients," said AHF President Michael Weinstein. "The withholding of effective treatment for patients suffering from this illness to instead boost shareholder returns has gone on for too long, and as the new year begins, so must this travesty end."

      http://takeaction.aidshealth.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=13621.0

    14. Reached 10,000 signatures
    15. Hepatitis C Drug Derailed by Deal (We say NO to Profits over Patients!)

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Hepatitis C Drug Derailed by Deal

      The derailment of a promising hepatitis C treatment show how sometimes drugs can die not because they don't work, but because they don't make business sense.

    16. Reached 8,000 signatures
    17. Reached 7,000 signatures
    18. New youtube video - Hepatitis C is Cured - We Want the Cure NOW

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Hepatitis C is Cured - We want the Cure Now

      http://www.change.org/petitions/gilead-sciences-please-collaborate-with-bristol-myers-for-the-cure-for-hepatitis-c-now or http://goo.gl/iS9eS Two companies - Gilead Sciences & Bristol-Myers Squibb Two drugs - GS-7977 + daclatasvir One Cure - For Hepatitis C (without ribavirin and/or interferon) There is a CURE for Hepatitis C and Gilead Sciences HOLDS the KEY...SIGN petition to make them OPEN the DOOR...NOW!

    19. San Antonio Express News Article - July 27th

      Margaret Dudley
      Petition Organizer
      Sufferers pin hopes on faster and safer drugs

      Margaret Dudley, 61, begins her morning like many others â with a cup of coffee and a scan of Internet news sites. [...] it's a race with a rising incidence of the disease, which now has reached 3.2 million Americans and 170 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which in May recommended hepatitis C testing among baby boomers.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tammy Taylor SURREY BC, CANADA
      • 8 days ago

      I've lost so many people that I love to this horrible disease and we have Gilead to thank for that ... if you have money you live, if you have no money you die ... I to have this death sentence, I wonder what my expiry date is ...

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    • MIR AHMAD ALI KARACHI, PAKISTAN
      • about 1 month ago

      I have already signed but not found ways to get sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and ledipasvir for my wife,please help me.

      MIR AHMED ALI

      cell# +923012557276,1-P/6,PECHS,Nursery,Karachi, PAKISTAN

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    • Fred Delmer PLACERVILLE, CA
      • 2 months ago

      I have been treating my Hep C with Cannabis. All my liver functions normal and I use Milk Thistle I do not want to be denied a transplant because I medicate for eye and brain cancer with cannabis. My hope is legalization and that drug companies pay for government funded research. My everyone find a path toward healing

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    • Barbara Fleming Marmorstein LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 2 months ago

      Why should it not be important?

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    • Margarita Malysheva Херсон, UKRAINE
      • 2 months ago

      I am ill with hepatitis C (1b), and my 1st treatment was without any resalts :( Now I need to use 3 type of medicine.

      Я больна гепатитом С (1b). Первая терапия прошла безрезультатно и сейчас мне нужна терапия с тремя препаратами!

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