A curious Case of Turing Pharmaceuticals & Daraprim

Martin Shkreli (CEO of Turing Pharma): “I’m not affected by the anger. I don’t think much about the wider world. I work with my patients.”

Photograph: The Gaurdian


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Beyond the Curious case of Turing pharmaceuticals and Daraprim (Pyremethamine) lies a fact how economical to get this drug in India. Check the prices here.

P.S: Also an example of non-cancer use of Leucovorin or Citrovorum Factor or Folinic Acid as a rescue agent. The high does of Sulfadoxine and Pyrimethamine in cases of immunocompromised patients infected with T.gondii demands a “Rescue”!

Read More about Daraprim here.

Dr.Arun Kumar: CEO of ADR-Plexus-A PG Entrance coaching institute, posted on his on this facebook wall:

Pyrimethamine is given for following diseases
1. In combination with a long-acting sulfonamide such as sulfadiazine, it is used for Plasmodium falciparum malaria
2. Actinomycosis
3. Isosporiasis
4. Pneumocystis jirovecii
5. Toxoplasmosis
Trade Name for Pyrimethamine is Daraprim . There are many shared post in facebook portraying Martin Shkreli as a Villain and worst businessman who escalated the price of the drug which is being used for treating toxoplasmosis in AIDS Patients . ….
But No One knew the hidden truth behind the sudden rise in price of this drug ….
Pyrimethamine is actually a novel drug and In 2011, a new research found out that pyrimethamine can increase ß-hexosaminidase activity, which helps in slowing down the progression of late-onset Tay–Sachs disease.
A series of clinical trials was initiated by many scientist to find out the beneficial role of Pyrimethamine in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ….Oh yes You Guys Got it….It is the same disease for which you shared ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE ….. Very soon you can expect the approval of FDA for the use of pyrimethamine in ALS…
Guess what will happen in coming years…….Pyrimethamine rates will escalate to 5,00,000 rupees from existing Rs 49,500.
A research which is made inaccessible for Mankind is worth for nothing.

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impas Natesh Prabhu Administrator & Chief Editor | Clinical Pharmacologist | Diabetic-Sexual Medicine-Regenerative Therapy Consultant | President, Indian Medical Pharmacologists Association