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Old 12-17-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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This is so very sad.


The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced yesterday that it would ration the late-stage cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients.

Susan B. Komen Foundation for a Cure: Komen for the Cure’s president, Elizabeth Thompson said that the organization is concerned about the potential impact on women who are benefitting from Avastin if the FDA ultimately removes its approval for the drug for breast cancer treatment. “We want to be sure that women who are using Avastin, and for whom it is working, can continue to have access to it, that their insurers will continue to pay for it and that the drug’s manufacturer, Genentech/Roche, continues making the drug available to women through its patient support programs and considers an expanded access program.”

Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute: “The FDA claims its decision had nothing to do with Avastin’s cost and was based solely on the drug’s medical effectiveness. This isn’t believable. Every year about 40,000 American women die from breast cancer. Avastin is the last hope for many not to meet that fate. While the drug is costly, it often provides immense benefits to patients.”

» Death Panels Begin: Reaction to FDA’s Decision to Begin Rationing - Big Government
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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This is so very sad.


The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced yesterday that it would ration the late-stage cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients.

Susan B. Komen Foundation for a Cure: Komen for the Cure’s president, Elizabeth Thompson said that the organization is concerned about the potential impact on women who are benefitting from Avastin if the FDA ultimately removes its approval for the drug for breast cancer treatment. “We want to be sure that women who are using Avastin, and for whom it is working, can continue to have access to it, that their insurers will continue to pay for it and that the drug’s manufacturer, Genentech/Roche, continues making the drug available to women through its patient support programs and considers an expanded access program.”

Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute: “The FDA claims its decision had nothing to do with Avastin’s cost and was based solely on the drug’s medical effectiveness. This isn’t believable. Every year about 40,000 American women die from breast cancer. Avastin is the last hope for many not to meet that fate. While the drug is costly, it often provides immense benefits to patients.”

» Death Panels Begin: Reaction to FDA’s Decision to Begin Rationing - Big Government
Looks like Palin may have been right.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Looks like Palin may have been right.
Funny how they start with a womans treatment!
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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All health care is rationed in every system.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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The Commie left loves this. They want to kill off the "undesirables" so they can get access to more free stuff and resources for themselves.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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But, it cant be.

Obama promised there will be no such thing.

Then again, it's Obama.

Better get your number now.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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The Commie left loves this. They want to kill off the "undesirables" so they can get access to more free stuff and resources for themselves.
Isnt that what Hitler wanted to do breed the perfect people!
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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This is so very sad.


The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced yesterday that it would ration the late-stage cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients.

Susan B. Komen Foundation for a Cure: Komen for the Cure’s president, Elizabeth Thompson said that the organization is concerned about the potential impact on women who are benefitting from Avastin if the FDA ultimately removes its approval for the drug for breast cancer treatment. “We want to be sure that women who are using Avastin, and for whom it is working, can continue to have access to it, that their insurers will continue to pay for it and that the drug’s manufacturer, Genentech/Roche, continues making the drug available to women through its patient support programs and considers an expanded access program.”

Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute: “The FDA claims its decision had nothing to do with Avastin’s cost and was based solely on the drug’s medical effectiveness. This isn’t believable. Every year about 40,000 American women die from breast cancer. Avastin is the last hope for many not to meet that fate. While the drug is costly, it often provides immense benefits to patients.”

» Death Panels Begin: Reaction to FDA’s Decision to Begin Rationing - Big Government

Are you serious? The drug isn't being rationed. The FDA recommend that Avastin be used to treat breast cancer in 2008 based on the findings of 1 study. Many subsequent studies have shown Avastin to be ineffective in the treatment of breast cancer (not only that but it's side effects are deleterious).

Because of these new data, the FDA withdrew its recommendation that Avastin be used to treat breast cancer (the FDA still recommends Avastin in the treatment of colon, lung, brain, and kidney cancer). If despite the best medical evidence a breast cancer patient wishes to be treated with Avastin, her doctor can prescribe it and she can pay for and take it.

To say it's being rationed and to equate that somehow to a death panel is plain LYING.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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The Commie left loves this. They want to kill off the "undesirables" so they can get access to more free stuff and resources for themselves.
That's just ridiculous. Your statement is what I think is wrong with politics today. You think that because other people have a different viewpoint than you, that they must be up to an evil plot. I'm so sick of the far right and the far left.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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But, it cant be.

Obama promised there will be no such thing.

Then again, it's Obama.

Better get your number now.
This will be spun like no other they have spun before!
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