Cost of HIV/Aids Medicines

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness Forum' started by Terry, May 16, 2012.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington

    Witnesses testified on the cost of HIV/AIDS medications and monopolies created in the HIV/AIDS drugs market. The focus was particularly on Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bill that, if approved, would lower cost, increase access, eliminate legal barriers to generic competition, and create an annual $3 billion prize for HIV/AIDS drug research.

    My brother James Packard Love speaks at the 51 minute point.
    You can skip to that by scanning down on the timeline.
  2. Cookie

    Cookie .

    Oct 7, 2005
    He's good Terry, a good speaker. I had a friend, I say, had because he died of Hiv/Aids, and he also, had NHL. I met him while doing the tx's together. He was being tx'd for NHL, which was put into check, but, the Interferon wasn't helping the HIV/Aids. He succumbed to it. His insurance, he was working for HD, didn't cover the anti nausea meds, but, mine did. I couldn't even tolerate the anti nausea meds, so, I gave them to him. Out-of-pocket for him, would had been 500 bucks, I paid 20. My husband made sure he got the anti nausea meds. We all became good friends, my buddy with NHL/HIV/AIDS, his life-long mate, my husband and I. We tried to help as much as possible in getting him the necessary meds. He was a good man.

    I hope people like your brother can make a difference for those who need it.
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
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  4. Brandon124

    Brandon124 New Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I pray that the bill becomes approved. Finally, a necessity that's brought to the attention of the dimension of politics......versus toilet or robot research.
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