We understand that hep C treatment cost can be anywhere from $24,000 to $250,000 due to the severity of your hepatitis C.
Gilead Sciences launched Harvoni generic name, ledipasvir sofosbuvir, once a day oral tablet for 84 days for $24,000.
Gilead also launched Epclusa generic name, velpatasvir sofosbuvir, once a day oral tablet for 84 days for $24,000.
You can purchase generic Harvoni for $777 and generic Epclusa for $777…that is the real deal that will get you cured without going bankrupt.
Hep C treatment cost in 2019 is not that much different than the hep c treatment cost in 2018.
- 1 If you run for the border (Mexico or Canada), is it cheaper?
- 2 Old Hep C Treatments vs. The New Hep C Treatments
- 3 Why India is making Hep C treatment Very Affordable?
- 4 Why is it so cheap in India and why not in the US?
- 5 How much is HCV treatment cost in UK
- 6 Want to talk to a health advocate about Hep C treatment cost?
If you run for the border (Mexico or Canada), is it cheaper?
Usually, we Americans can take a drive or a short flight down south for a little R&R, get some meds and fly back.
Harvoni cost in Mexico is about $72,000, so its not that much less than it is in America.
Same goes for Epclusa cost in Mexico, it still sells for 10’s of 1000s of dollars, unfortunately. The actual price of Epclusa cost in Mexico is $67,000.
Why trouble yourself crossing the border and customs, you have the meds delivered to your front door $675.
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Old Hep C Treatments vs. The New Hep C Treatments
New hep C treatment cost from Gilead Sciences and Abbvie are very expensive, compared to ribavirin and interferon treatments.
Ribavirin and interferon were affordable but with severe side effects, so much so, that often times, patients would stop the treatment.
New hep c treatments like Vosevi, Harvoni, Epclusa are expensive and so is Mavyret, the price is $24,000.
Compare that to Mavyret price in India, which is only $9750.
However, with the introduction of generics, from Asegua Therapeutics, like sofosbuvir ledipasvir and sofosbuvir velpatasvir, prices have generally come down.
Unfortunately, most people will disagree that the prices are still not affordable and way too expensive.
We agree its way too expensive and should be more accessible by more people.
Folks, remember this is an infectious disease, its in the best interest of the US government to handle this with highly subsidized costs.
Why India is making Hep C treatment Very Affordable?
A lot of controversy has been around this subject about cheap hep C treatment from India.
Quite a few articles from newspapers (New York Times & Washington Post) to 24 hours news channels from Bloomberg news, CNN and Fox news talking about a $1125 tablet is only $4 to $8 in India to treat hepatitis C.
The debate still continues but not as heated as it was in 2014 and 2015.
Why is it so cheap in India and why not in the US?
We will keep it simple and quote the CEO of Gilead Sciences, Daniel O’Day, “we price the drugs based on the country’s ability to pay.”
It seems harsh but that’s the nature of pharmaceutical companies in our country.
While, in India, the government is pretty much giving out free hep C treatment to many people in rural areas living in abject poverty.
These towns are filled with intravenous drug users and has taken a toll on the government resources.
So the Indian government is doing everything it can to fight it. Some say they could do a better job.
Majority of Indian hepatitis C patients living in cities still have to pay on average $700 for their treatment.
Pharmaceutical companies still want to make their money of hep C patients in India and pay off royalties to Gilead Sciences in the US.
The middle and rich in India bailout the poor, similar to the US.
So, the treatment cost is really based on how much you earn a year in India.
Generally, city folks earn more than those living in rural communities.
How much is HCV treatment cost in UK
The United Kingdom or UK has some programs for subsidized hep C treatments, however, there is a huge waiting list for treatment.
Right now, Harvoni cost in UK is $52,082 for 12 weeks treatment.
So, many people with hepatitis C, just order their meds online and get it delivered to their front door.
Many UK citizens don’t want to wait until they have to deal with liver failure or liver cancer.
Something else that is really worth mentioning here is that the United Kingdom is really good at allowing their citizens to import life saving medicine from other countries.
So, there is never a hassle for a resident of the UK to get generic Harvoni, generic Epclusa, generic Sovaldi, generic Mavyret or generic Vosevi imported from India.
Its really very simple and straight forward to order hep C treatment from India and be cured in 84 days.
Want to talk to a health advocate about Hep C treatment cost?
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