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Bayer CEO “Our Cancer Drug Is For Western Patients Who Can Afford It”–A Bit Of Fallout After Battle With India by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 26 Jan 2014 11:07pm I think this is some additional fall out over the news a short while back where India over ruled the Bayer patent.  The link below has more on the history of what occurred.  This could stand to have some impact on relations with India when the US international Trade Commission looks into the matter.  When you look at the moral reason as ... Read on »
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Says No to Cancer Drug Zaltrap for Colorectal Cancer-Avastin Works Just As Well and the Cost is Half by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Oct 2012 1:02pm I think we may see more of these types of studies and the two doctors do state they have been paid consulting fees from Genentech (Roche) who makes Avastin.  Avastin has been around a long time and it is not cheap either with an estimate of $5000 a month, but take on Zaltrap at double that cost?  Cancer drugs and chemotherapy treatments are all ... Read on »
Grapefruit Juice Lets Patients Take Lower Dose Of Cancer Drug by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 08 Aug 2012 6:46pm A glass a day of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself, according to a new clinical trial. The combination could help patients avoid side effects associated with high doses of the drug and reduce the cost of the medication. ... Read on »
Congress Drops the Ball While Children Can’t Get Their Drugs for Cancer Treatment–And Many of the Cancers Can be Cur by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 08 May 2012 2:03am Over a year ago the bills started and today drug shortages are still looming.  The bill is stuck in the Senate, why does it take 14 months before anything begins to happen.  The FDA commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg  has called for the law to put through so they can be notified when there are drug shortages looming.  Watch the video and see w ... Read on »
UK Supermarket Chain to Sell Cancer Drugs at Cost – Iressa, Glivec Sutent and More by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 8:50am This is an extension of US retail chain Wal-Mart in the US – ASDA is owned by Wal-Mart.  The chain is calling for others to follow in their footsteps.  These are treatments that extend lives of cancer victims and are not always available from the NHS.  A representative from the company realizes like we have in the US, patients are going i ... Read on »
Are anti-fraud measures reducing access to needed cancer drugs? by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 10:14am During the last few years of recession, the brand-name drug industry has continued to charge higher and higher prices. In 2009, brand-name drug prices rose an average of 9%, while the recession kept prices in  nearly every other sector from rising, according to an AARP study . On the other hand, generic drugs, which cost between one-third and o ... Read on »
FDA Approves Roche (Genentech) Skin Cancer Drug–Zelboraf by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 8:04pm Cancer drugs certainly are not cheap and for a year, this one is right up there with Provenge in cost with over 100k if it was prescribed for a year.  The diagnosis part of $150 is the easy financial part of this.  In the clinical trials though it was noted that some patients become resistant to the drug.  The approval came earlier than anticip ... Read on »
Prostate cancer drug rejected by NHS by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 02 Feb 2012 6:36am The health watchdog for England and Wales has stated that the benefits of the advanced prostateA gland that surrounds the urethra near the bladder. It produces a fluid that forms part of the semen. cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or sp ... Read on »
Cancer Drugs Being Rationed By Shortages With Generic Drugs And Is Affecting Clinical Trials Where Used for Comparison by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Aug 2011 11:55am These are some pretty scary numbers quoted here with 14 of the 34 generic drugs being in short supply.  By comparison the reference is made to the expensive life extending drugs on the market being plentiful but the generic drugs that cure are getting critically low.  In addition cancer care goes up when a name brand drug is used instead and s ... Read on »
Foundation Medicine - Personalized Medicine for Biopsy DNA Studies - Will Cost $5000 for the “Pan-Cancer” Test - An by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Feb 2012 11:50pm This is very interesting article and goes in depth to discuss how running the DNA on a biopsy can help doctors with prescribing cancer drugs and many of which are still in early testing stages.  It could also lead to more patients in that respect being referred to a clinical trial. The big problem here cited with this article is the same ... Read on »