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Zed
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Member since Feb 2010
7818 posts

re: This is why it is a good thing we don't have socialized medicine


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See one of my other posts where UK took an extra 2 years to apprive a cancer drug and an estimated 5,000 women died.
People shouldn't have to wait for approval. If they know the risks and want to give it a shot, they should be able to. Isn't that what the drug trials are basically, but with a limited pool of people?






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onmymedicalgrind
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Dec 2012
3380 posts

re: This is why it is a good thing we don't have socialized medicine


And oh yeah, alot of people might not want to hear this but Obama lifting the ban on federal funding of stem cell research put in place by Bush has been crucial to the work done by the Weissman Lab and many others across the country. Why that damn thing was ever in place to begin with is beyond me





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KrushGroove
Southeastern LA Fan
Member since Jun 2012
561 posts

re: This is why it is a good thing we don't have socialized medicine


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They may have the research but, they don't use them because they are expensive or the red tape is so slow. See one of my other posts where UK took an extra 2 years to apprive a cancer drug and an estimated 5,000 women died.


looks like their time improved with Perjeta, though

wonder if they learned and adapted?






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PrimeTime Money
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Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
5928 posts

re: This is why it is a good thing we don't have socialized medicine


Because Fox News is almost exactly one year late with this story, and there are better articles that go more in depth. So, I guess we can say to Fox News: Germans.

Here is the article from a year ago I'm talking about:

http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2012/march/cd47.html






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WeeWee
LSU Fan
Pyongyang, North Korea
Member since Aug 2012
1830 posts

re: This is why it is a good thing we don't have socialized medicine


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There probably would be a hit but the form it would take? I couldn't say. A friend works for GSK's main site here in Canada and they work on some pretty amazing stuff, but I don't know how much of that is subsidized by the Canadian or Ontario system and how much is supported by the UK or other places, more privately. It would be a bit of a tangle to work out I'd imagine. But I don't think we'd be entering a medical Dark Ages



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Ninety five percent of the new drugs coming on the market are developed for sale in the United States. They are paid for by American consumers, while other countries, such as Canada, Germany and France, free ride at our expense.


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The United States is the last major country that allows the market to set prices high enough to compensate pharmaceutical companies for their R&D investments. Obama Care will increasingly control pharmaceutical prices as costs rise and federal and state funds fall short. Major pharmaceutical advances will stop (How well will government labs work?), and the rest of the world will lose along with Americans.


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