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Online 'buyers clubs' for cheaper drugs help fight HIV, hepatitis C

Data shows treatment arranged through these clubs can be just as effective as through conventional channels

Generic drugs bought via buyers clubs in Australia, Britain, Russia and South-East Asia by a total of 900 patients delivered hepatitis C cure rates of around 95 per cent, data shows.


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...

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