You didn't offend me,- no need for an apology. If you go back and look at his post I think you will see that he was trying to undermine the validity of the arguement that Vertex will be able to charge $50,000 or more for VX-950 based on his assertion that if you abide by rules of clean living you won't need treatment for HCV, etc. That HCV is a benign disease and that VX-950 won't have much success against genotype 2. He claims, "The idea that a high number of patients are going to spend or find $50,000 per year somewhere for this relativley benign disease when good living will remove symptoms is a pipe dream." Then again, you could be right. There is an outside possibility that he is just extremely ignorant and that his remarks were those of an innocent. I just find it difficult that anyone interested in posting on this board that claims to have HCV would not know the basics of the life threatening disease that he claims to have. And if he doesn't own shares, why is he here?