Buyers clubs: five minutes with . . . Natalie RhodesBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6127 (Published 22 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6127
- Rebecca Coombes
- The BMJ
“I was finishing my masters in global health and came across some references to buyers clubs; how individuals can become agents to source their own treatments. I only knew about this through the movie Dallas Buyers Club and thought, is this legal? I checked and under a global trade agreement, small sized consignments are allowed. I heard there were lots of clubs around the world, but I couldn’t find any literature.
“So I set out to find out about clubs and to interview founders and buyers around the world. I …