Part Two of the Anatomy of a black market drug takes a look at the methods to sell illegal substances.
It is a safe assumption that every single parent of a FIP cat wants the same thing: safe and effective drugs against Feline Infectious Peritonitis. In light of the recent developments in the FIP community regarding treatment with unregulated substances, I think it is only fair to find answers from those who are directly involved.
Can the use of GS-441524 fall under the umbrella of the Right to Try Act or GRASE? The answer is NO –in both cases. The reason is simple: To be covered under ANY FDA program, the manufacturer or sponsor MUST be established with the FDA.
Who owns the chemical we know as GS-441524? Who is allowed to use it in a commercial product, and sell it on the market? The straightforward answer: Gilead Sciences and The Regents of the University of California.
I decided to create a space for people to get not just one, but all sides of a story. But the main reason is the same that prompted me to get involved, five years ago: to help cats.
It is a well-established fact that cats suffering from FIP often experience liver and kidney problems.
I lost my Nessy to FIP. Like many others, I felt the pain of watching my beautiful, darling cat, reach the end of the road in her fight against this terrible disease...