The drug rebellion fighting big pharma to save the NHS millions

 作者:束喷二     |      日期:2019-03-03 08:05:01
Phanie / Alamy Stock Photo FOR six years Paul Fleming was infected with the hepatitis C virus which, left untreated, often leads to liver failure or cancer. Recently, a medicine became available that can eradicate the virus within a few weeks, but doctors couldn’t treat him because the £35,000 regimen was too costly for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Finally, late last year Fleming had had enough. “You have a contagious disease and it always preys on your mind,” he says. So he took a radical step: