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Curing patients is not a sustainable business model – Goldman Sachs – April 2018

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model? CNBC

  • “Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.”
  • “Richter cited Gilead Sciences' treatments for hepatitis C, which achieved cure rates of more than 90 percent. The company's U.S. sales for these hepatitis C treatments peaked at $12.5 billion in 2015, but have been falling ever since. Goldman estimates the U.S. sales for these treatments will be less than $4 billion this year, according to a table in the report.”
  • "GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients," the analyst wrote. "In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients, thus the incident pool also declines … Where an incident pool remains stable (eg, in cancer) the potential for a cure poses less risk to the sustainability of a franchise.”

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A customer cured is a customer lost

Similar to Biotech, Vitamin D is not a sustainable business model for most doctors and hospitals

  • Back in 2013 a medical clinic went out of business after their patients finally got >80 ng of vitamin D
    • The patients had become so healthy that their clinic visits dropped from 4 per year down to 1 per year
    • That "problem" was mentioned in the 5 Minute Vitamin D video made by VitaminDWiki
  • 10 reasons 17 reasons why are doctors reluctant to accept vitamin D -#10 contains the quote
      "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary is dependent upon his not understanding it”
       Upton Sinclair
  • I am unaware of any organization which will take an action which will result in less business, income, or profit
    • Henry Lahore, founder of VitaminDWiki

However, Health Maintenance Organizations and Employers can benefit from Vitamin D

Cost savings with Vitamin D category listing has 156 items along with related searches
Hospitals would have less income as a result of vitamin D

Cost savings with Vitamin D includes the following

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See also VitaminDWiki

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