Drug Company Refuses To Help Dying 7-Year-Old Boy — Denies Medication

Tue, March 11, 2014 5:51pm EDT by 6 Comments
Dying Boy Denied Drugs
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A fatally ill 7-year-old boy has bravely survived four bouts of cancer, but now a viral infection has left him on his death bed. There is only one antiviral drug that could potentially save his life, but the drug’s manufacturer has refused to give it to him because it has not been approved by the FDA.

Aimee & Todd Hardy are lashing out at drug manufacturer Chimerix for denying their son, Josh Hardy, the only drug that could save his life.

Drug Company Denies Drug For 7-Year-Old

Josh Hardy, 7, has been through it all — four bouts of kidney cancer, heart failure, and even a bone marrow transplant in January 2014. Now, a viral infection has invaded his tiny body and left him fighting for his life again.

In an attempt at saving Josh’s life, doctors at St. Jude’s Children Hospital have suggested he start taking the antiviral drug Brincidofovir immediately. The drug, made by the company Chimerix, has not yet been approved by the FDA, but has been proven to clear up adenovirus in children within just two weeks.

However, Chimerix has denied the Hardy family’s request for Josh to receive the drug claiming that it would be too expensive and would slow down their quest for FDA approval. According to the company’s president Kenneth Moch, allowing Josh the drugs he needs would set the company back by $50,000.

Dying Boy, 7, Finally Gets Life Saving Medicine From Heartless Drug Company

Hardy Family Starts Online Campaign For Josh

Aimee and Todd refuse to let their little boy lose his life because of Chimerix’s denial, and instead have started an online campaign hoping to change the company’s mind. #SaveJosh now has over 19,000 likes on Facebook and has garnered the attention of multiple high-profile media outlets. Friends, family, and strangers who support the Hardy family’s quest to save Josh’s life have been calling, emailing, and faxing Chimerix executives constantly in an attempt to get results.

“Our son will die without this drug,” Todd told CNN during an interview. “We’re begging them [Chimerix] to give it to us.”

Here’s to hoping Chimerix makes the right decision and help’s save Josh’s life.

Hey HollyMoms — If you would like to help Josh be sure to follow his official Facebook page for updates.

– Lauren Cox

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Lilmike Onthevibe

Posted at 4:50 AM on March 12, 2014  

Chimerix caved in…they’re giving him the drug!

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Posted at 9:50 PM on March 11, 2014  

Amazing how these companies have medicine available but will not give it and make excuses.I bet if someone really famous needed it would not be a problem.I think some famous people should get on this and see if this company can be made to save this young boy’s life.

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 8:51 PM on March 11, 2014  

So the prez of that company just said “the $50,000 is more important to the company than this little boys life”. Come on, I’m sure that that amount of money has no effect on a major drug company’s profits. They will not be greatly effected if they give the drug to this child, but the child will DIE if they don’t!!! People disgust me sometimes. Pray for his little body to keep fighting until the pull their heads out of their a**!!!!!

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Mare

Posted at 8:48 PM on March 11, 2014  

Oh my god! This poor child! Give him the drug you greedy bastards, how the hell do these people live with themselves? Makes me sick!

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Crystal

Posted at 6:19 PM on March 11, 2014  

Come on! Please let this boy lives. Please let these parents have their son to live with them.

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