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Offline wardp

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generics india?
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:54:52 pm »
I've been getting emails from Indian companies regarding new arvs, is tivicay taf  and genvoya, the tivicay was reasonably priced at 30 us dollars far cheaper than Thailand, also taf , has anyone had any experience in buying there meds in india, I'm just wondering if there genuine products etc , i f I ever need to switch meds it maybe an option in the future, to fly there and see a doctor for scripts, taf is still not available in Thailand or genvoya and tivicay is 10 times the price.??
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud.

Offline Mendicant

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Re: generics india?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:29:24 am »
Wardp,

It is true that most meds are much cheaper in India, as much as 10 times or more in some cases. And they are being produced by some very reliable companies that are supplying meds to all of Africa and even parts of US.

For eg, Atripla here is sold for $60 (30 day supply) and Dolutegravir for $46 (30 day)

I wish the prices come further down so that the entire western world starts to buy from Indian companies, which will keep the prices low and erase the margins of large western pharma co's so that they are forced to find a cure soon.

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Re: generics india?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 11:14:27 am »
@Mendicant Okay we get it, you don't like big pharma. Not the first time you have made the comment, so open a thread of your own if you so please but leave it out of the other topics.

Personally there is no "cure" from making this cheaper itís not going to drive one out of the blue and there is tones of research being done into possible cures and better treatments. For drug company's to get away with something like what you are hinting towards suggested many other research facility's would have to be complacent or not doing research in earnest

Drug patents agree or disagree with them, they are there and letís be honest no commercial company is a charity.

As said feel free to open your own thread on it.

@OP

Well true generic drug is pharmacological exactly the same, they have the same ingredients, dosage, and strength as the brand drug and so the same effects, side effects if any etc.  I have generic drugs for a number of concerns, its a state effort here to bring down the costs, and understandable, same treatment at a lower cost.  A few nations are switching generic drugs and this makes sense to save costs.

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Yeah so I would be wary of meds advertised by email as you donít know the sender and it can be difficult to verify if the company is legit or if its just spam/spoofing or scam attempts. That said there are plently of threads here on the forum regarding buying cheaper meds from reliable sources online including Indian companies. Just search ďgenericĒ on the forum, tones of threads.

I know the PrEP now people have a few companies checked out, some of them do a number of different drugs besides just PrEP and ship to most nations in the world , perhaps this will give you a start. https://www.iwantprepnow.co.uk/buy-prep-now
 
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Offline wardp

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Re: generics india?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 10:28:37 pm »
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud.

Offline Mendicant

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Re: generics india?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 09:56:04 am »


Jim, you do know that majority, maybe over 90% of positve people live in the developing world where affording a drug is usually never an option. If they are relying on the govt., the govt. is usually too poor to purchase meds unless there are cheap generics available. I have lived in the West for a long time and know the many options one can avail, sometimes getting meds for reduced price from the manufacturer. Or there are options like Ryan White Act or state programs, all of which are non-existent in resource-poor countries.

My intention and wish is that with generics everybody can afford to take them and live a healthy life.






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Re: generics india?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 03:33:09 pm »
Fuck me!

Maybe I am not being clear the OP asked about buying medication for himself and generics if its okay and to be trusted or not following emails advertising the drugs.

He did not ask for your point of view on pharmaceutical companies, conspiracy theories or how people can or can not afford to buy meds or the state of developing nations. 

Take it as first and last warning on the subject. Do not post in this thread again.
Thank you.

Jim
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Offline wardp

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Re: generics india?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 09:13:35 pm »
http://www.firstwordpharma.com/node/1545224 more good news from india on generics, I hope Thailand catches up soon.
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld 3000. Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud.

 


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