This documentary from The Guardian tells us about an illegal “buyers club” that’s smuggling vital Hepatitis C medicine around the world.
We meet Greg Jefferys, an Australian who set up a global network to supply people with the life-saving drug that could cure Hepatitis C. The company who discovered the wonder drug, Gilead, were charging patients up to $84,000 for a pack of just 84 pills. However, they were selling a much cheaper generic version of the drug in India. Greg decided to set up a supply chain through India, where he delivered the cheaper version to Westerners who had Hepatitis C.
This caused a massive backlash from Gilead, who sent him numerous threatening cease-and-desist orders. But, Greg carried on, despite the fact that he was putting himself in legal danger by doing so. This documentary follows the story of Greg’s battle with Gilead and tells us how he became inspired to break the rules, in order to save hundreds of lives. It a David and Goliath story that’s incredibly compelling to watch!
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