Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!

Go Back   Prison Talk > MEDICAL & HEALTH > Hepatitis C
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Hepatitis C Living with it, inside prison and out in the world.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2017, 06:46 PM
Minor activist Minor activist is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: WA USA
Posts: 1,632
Thanks: 1,034
Thanked 1,459 Times in 798 Posts
Default Long informative article about Hep C treatment in CO


"Even with heavily discounted drugs, treating all of the chronic hep C prisoners in Colorado could cost $100 million."

On the other hand a liver transplant is hellishly expensive too.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Minor activist For This Useful Post:
MorganG25 (09-24-2017), nimuay (07-01-2017)
Sponsored Links
Old 11-27-2017, 11:30 PM
Trampstrouble Trampstrouble is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Texas Nacogdoches County
Posts: 21
Thanks: 1
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts

I recently read an article about a hepatitis C cure. Sovaldi is a pill taken once a day for 12 weeks. That's it! Catch is, one pill costs $1000!!! It is estimated that it would cost an average $84,000 to cure one person. It's wonderful that they found a cure. However, can you consider it a cure if no one can afford to use it?!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 08:43 AM
nimuay's Avatar
nimuay nimuay is online now
Super Moderator

PTO Super Moderator Pumpkin Hunt Participant 2014 Easter Egg Hunt 2013 - Participant 

Donation Award 

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: new york
Posts: 24,727
Thanks: 7,204
Thanked 30,806 Times in 11,074 Posts

That's an eternal question They do have the right to get their R&D money back, with interest! But what's the right cost? What do you pay them for saving your life? Enough for them to go and research more cures for more diseases, but not enough that the industry becomes a behemoth, not enough for CEOs and their ilk to be living like maharajas. Who determines that?
You'll know you've created God in your own image when He hates all the people you do.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 11:53 PM
Trampstrouble Trampstrouble is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Texas Nacogdoches County
Posts: 21
Thanks: 1
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts

But do they really have the right to get R&D money back when they aren't the ones putting out the money to begin with?

The United States government gives millions of dollars each year as grants to these big pharmaceutical companies and scientists to be able to find these "magic pills". Then when it comes time to pay their taxes, they claim the money as Research and development costs. So they not only get the money given to them to find the cure but they get a tax right off for the money as well. Does that sound reasonable to you? Certainly doesn't sound reasonable to me.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: Needed: more treatment Shelby Maryland Prison & Legal News, Info & Events 1 04-23-2006 04:08 PM
Article: Safeguard treatment of Inmates strongernow Georgia Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events 0 05-26-2005 06:08 AM
Truth in Sentencing in Michigan - an informative article mi_girl_2004 Michigan General Prison Talk, Introductions & Chit Chat 0 04-13-2005 01:58 PM
Article: Mom needs treatment, not prison witchlinblue The War on Drugs - and the results of it 1 03-08-2005 09:00 PM
Article- prison medical treatment stevesboo23 Canada - General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat 0 01-28-2005 10:08 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:40 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics