Remember poor old Rodney King down in LA? That started a riot of epic proportions that Los Angelites will long remember. The plaint was to quell the populace and coax Pandora back into her box if at all possible.
In this context, I ask it of Gilead Sciences Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The two drug giants have both come close to kicking ass and taking names on HCV. It won’t help some of us but there may be many who will heal. The problem is that Gilead’s kids and the B-MS youngsters can’t seem to all play in the same sandbox. B-MS is willing but Gilead will not be rolled. I think there’s too much testosterone in the room and Gilead is convinced theirs is the better product. Collaboration is not for discussion. There’s simply too much money on the table and greed is more important than lives.
Perhaps this ad came out in anticipation of the problem about how to divvy up the pot. So, as usual, the little guys get the short straw. By the time they agree on collusion, another 100,000 of us will go down the tubes. Smokin’!
Ed. note: This is the one. This is the koolaid without Interferon. Used in conjugation with Ribavirin, it is an oral pill rather than injection. 12 and 16 week course to SVR. No more going blind, coming down with thyroid problems, DM2 and fibromyalgia. Pending FDA approval, Gilead’s will be out in 2014. It would be nice to get them together, but in the interim, I’ll take the next bus and it happens to be Gilead solo.