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The price must be good. Patients with a Health Care Card (disadvantaged, Pensioners etc) will pay $6.10 for a 12 week course of treatment with Harvoni.

Other patients will pay $37.50.

As it has been estimated to cost $1 billion to treat 200,000 patients, it means Harvoni must cost the Government <$50k for a 12 week course.



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Malcolm



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YAAHHOOO ! For Australia  

I hope they have negotiated a great price because the price issues has made it harder for every person to benefit from this break through drug.

matt



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Malcomb,
Great news and thank you and others who lobbied
To help their countryman!


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Genotype 1a, Triple therapy w/Invicek started May 19, 2012

DET 4 wk. UND 2,6,12,24 48 treatment. Achieved SVR 2013!



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Hi Malcolm,

Fantastic news I'll be looking at this down the track probably in six months. I've just landed a new job contract which will run that long so will wait till I finish that. Great news indeed for everyone in Oz. Love this site and all the wonderful people here.
Love and Light to all.
Greg

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Lovely to be on Bribie mate, have a great and happy Christmas filled with love and joy.



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Genotype 1a, started tx 1st Feb 2011, for 48 wks. Week 24 PCR 26/07/11 Non-Responder
New TX start date 12th Sept 2016 Harvoni x24 weeks.  VL 7.4 Mil. Week 4 "Undetected"



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Hi Greg,

Yeah mate, this is the good stuff. Interferon is long gone. It's what you have been waiting so long for.

Happy Christmas from Bribie Island!



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Geno 1b, IL28B CT,  x3 prior relapser,  ex-cirrhotic, 75 yo, did 48 weeks with Victrelis/Peg./Riba.  VL 1.28m at start, UNDET. at 8 ,12 ,16 ,24 ,30  and 48 weeks.  EOT 15 Feb 2013 , UNDET. at EOT + 28 weeks. SVR!  Still Undet. at EOT +5 years

Malcolm



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MERRY CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIA    THE GIFT OF LIFE.



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Congrats Aussies!

... and Merry Christmas to you all!!

Soon it will be HCV free Austrailia ... that's HUGE!

So glad to hear this wonderful news!

 

Linuxter



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4wk: HCV-RNA <15 Detected, ALT 15, AST 17, Hb 13.6 EOT: 4/12/16, ALT 18 , Hb 12.9176a2f85d05d9c965eafe199f2ba9ba5.jpg SVR Achieved 7/8/16

 



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Good news indeed - perhaps the Aussies can now teach the Kiwis a bit about treating HCV???

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Hi Malcolm,

Is this the Interferon free treatment? Haven't kept up with what's out there for a while. Hope this is the one we all have been waiting for.

Cheers,

Greg



-- Edited by Greg on Sunday 20th of December 2015 04:55:18 AM

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Genotype 1a, started tx 1st Feb 2011, for 48 wks. Week 24 PCR 26/07/11 Non-Responder
New TX start date 12th Sept 2016 Harvoni x24 weeks.  VL 7.4 Mil. Week 4 "Undetected"



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We have had a new Health Minister since Malcolm Turnbull took over as Prime Minister a few months ago. She made it clear she would act on the HCV Medicines approved by our TGA early this year.

We have lobbied her and the result is free access to the drugs from March 1st., 2016. All patients will have access, regardless of fibrosis stage and Genotype.

It is interesting to note that AbbVie are not included- they did not bother making a submission to the TGA. So, no Viekira-Pak here.

The drugs available will be Harvoni, Sovaldi and Daclatasvir. The Geno 3's are lining up for Sovaldi/Daclatasvir, and not before time.

It's a great Christmas present for the estimated 400,000 patients who have relapsed or been denied treatment.



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Geno 1b, IL28B CT,  x3 prior relapser,  ex-cirrhotic, 75 yo, did 48 weeks with Victrelis/Peg./Riba.  VL 1.28m at start, UNDET. at 8 ,12 ,16 ,24 ,30  and 48 weeks.  EOT 15 Feb 2013 , UNDET. at EOT + 28 weeks. SVR!  Still Undet. at EOT +5 years

Malcolm



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http://www.hepatitisaustralia.com/newsarticles/christmas-comes-early-for-australians-living-with-hepatitis-c/19/12/2015



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