Ron Woodroof

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Ronald Dickson Woodroof (February 3, 1950 – September 12, 1992) was an American activist and businessman who created what would become known as the Dallas Buyer's Club[1] in March 1988. He was born in Dallas, Texas. After being diagnosed with (HIV) in 1985, he created the group as part of his efforts to find and sell drugs to treat HIV at a time when the disease was poorly understood.[2]

He sued the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a ban on peptide T, a drug he was using.[3] Woodroof's final years became the plot of the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club where Matthew McConaughey played Woodroof.

Woodroof died on September 12, 1992 from pneumonia brought on by AIDS in Dallas at the age of 42.

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  1. New Source Dallas Buyer's Club. NEW Source, December 1991, periodical, December 1991; Dallas, Texas. ( accessed April 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.
  2. Ron Woodroof Archived 2014-06-23 at the Wayback Machine The website. Retrieved 2014-07-09
  3. "The Dallas Cowboy Behind The Real 'Buyers Club'". NPR. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2014-07-09.