Life of Hepatitis C Patients Before Generic Harvoni, Generic Epclusa or Generic Sovaldi

Only if they knew how to get generic Harvoni from India

 Life of Hepatitis C Patients Before Generic Harvoni, Generic Epclusa or Generic Sovaldi Lets replace Pegasys with generic Harvoni, the treatment time would have been only 12 weeks. Imagine if they knew what sofosbuvir price was in early 2014, their jaws would have dropped. 48 weeks ?! Hey, when did who decide that genotype 2 should be treated for 48 weeks?  I've thought 24 seeks was presribed for type 2, but my hep dr. today said he is treating for 48 weeks except in cases of geno 3. Is this just his practice, or are we losing this advantage, us type 2's? The doc said they were following the 24 week concept until just recently.  Too bad I waited!  I feel like when I was back in college, and they had a speech class requirement, unitl I took it,and the requirement was dropped. There was an advanced math requirement until I took calculus, and the requirement was dropped the next year, and so on.  In this case, its the reverse, but the result is the same:  god,or life, or the general perversity of the universe creates difficulties exquisitely matched to the timing of my life choices. Anyway, this is still to be considered by me.  I haven't started tx yet, although I expect to, and how long I keep at it is of course up to me, anyway...........but still. I also found out that getting insurance coverage for Pegasys is tricky.  Aetna will cover it only if purchased through certain vendors, only y mail, doc must make special calls, and so on.  Weird.  The goal, of course, is to discourage the insurer having to do what we pay premiums for:  cover the medicine and doctoring we need.  Instead, they will steer us to the business deals most advantageous to them, or find a way to refuse the claim. Learning more all the time......... B.

Lets replace Pegasys with generic Harvoni, the treatment time would have been only 12 weeks.

Only if they knew how to get generic Harvoni from India

Imagine if they knew what sofosbuvir price was in early 2014, their jaws would have dropped.

48 weeks ?! (Yikes)

Hey, when did who decide that genotype 2 should be treated for 48 weeks?  I’ve thought 24 seeks was presribed for type 2, but my hep dr. today said he is treating for 48 weeks except in cases of geno 3. [Only if they knew how to get generic Harvoni from India]

Is this just his practice, or are we losing this advantage, us type 2’s?

The doc said they were following the 24 week concept until just recently.  Too bad I waited!  I feel like when I was back in college, and they had a speech class requirement, unitl I took it,and the requirement was dropped. There was an advanced math requirement until I took calculus, and the requirement was dropped the next year, and so on.  In this case, its the reverse, but the result is the same:  god,or life, or the general perversity of the universe creates difficulties exquisitely matched to the timing of my life choices.

Anyway, this is still to be considered by me.  I haven’t started tx yet, although I expect to, and how long I keep at it is of course up to me, anyway………..but still.

I also found out that getting insurance coverage for Pegasys is tricky.  Aetna will cover it only if purchased through certain vendors, only y mail, doc must make special calls, and so on.  Weird.  The goal, of course, is to discourage the insurer having to do what we pay premiums for:  cover the medicine and doctoring we need.  Instead, they will steer us to the business deals most advantageous to them, or find a way to refuse the claim.

Learning more all the time………

B.