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    Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses

    A pediatric cancer charity is offering to pay for 7-year-old cancer survivor Josh Hardy to receive lifesaving medication that could cure him of a potentially deadly virus.
    But Chimerix, the pharmaceutical company that produces the medication, is still refusing to give Josh the treatment he so desperately needs. In fact, a representative for the charity said he tried speaking with Chimerix CEO Kevin Moch about Josh's case - but Moch hung up on him.
    Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses | Fox News

    Poor kid, hope he gets the drugs he needs. On a side note, my wife used to work for Mr. Moch and was floored to see him on the front page.
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    Re: Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still ref

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses | Fox News

    Poor kid, hope he gets the drugs he needs. On a side note, my wife used to work for Mr. Moch and was floored to see him on the front page.
    It's not approved by the FDA.

    This means one thing - it's not the CEO that's putting the kai-bosh on this. It's the gaggle of Big Pharm lawyers covering their asses saying no.

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    Re: Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still ref

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses | Fox News

    Poor kid, hope he gets the drugs he needs. On a side note, my wife used to work for Mr. Moch and was floored to see him on the front page.
    Moch did the right thing.

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    Re: Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still ref

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's not approved by the FDA. This means one thing - it's not the CEO that's putting the kai-bosh on this. It's the gaggle of Big Pharm lawyers covering their asses saying no.
    According to the report that company has given hundreds of doses away and the CEO is reported to have claimed he put a stop to it because the company couldn't afford it.

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    Re: Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still ref

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    According to the report that company has given hundreds of doses away and the CEO is reported to have claimed he put a stop to it because the company couldn't afford it.
    That's not exactly what I'm reading.
    Thousands beg company to give medication to sick boy

    It seems that the drug is still in clinical trials and that this kid doesn't match the criteria for those trials.

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