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
Tue, Nov 08, 2016 - 5:50 AM
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.