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The Hep C Buyers’ Club

Irish patients are flying across the world to find cheap and life-saving drugs overseas

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

6th March, 2016
Dr James Freeman of the Australia-based GP2U

In the 1980s, the Dallas Buyers Club became famous for smuggling illegal drugs to Aids patients in the US, and was the subject of a recent movie.

Now a buyers’ club set up by Australian doctors James and John Freeman is challenging the pharmaceutical establishment by delivering life-saving drugs to patients with hepatitis C for a fraction of the cost.

The medics source cheaper drugs that are not usually available in richer countries such...

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