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US breast cancer drug decision ‘marks start of death panels’

Posted By admin On August 17, 2010 @ 3:39 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Nick Allen and Andrew Hough
London Telegraph [1]
Aug 17, 2010

America’s health watchdog is considering revoking its approval of the drug Avastin for use on women with advanced breast cancer, leading to accusations that it will mark the start of ‘death panel’ drug rationing.

A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments.

Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has spread.

It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. The drug was initially approved after a study found that, by preventing blood flow to tumours, it extended the amount of time until the disease worsened by more than five months. However, two new studies have shown that the drug may not even extend life by an extra month.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7948878/US-breast-cancer-drug-decision-marks-start-of-death-panels.html

[2] Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense: http://www.efoodsdirect.com//index.html?aid=14&adid=43

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[4] Breast Milk Found to Protect Against Cancer, Kill Cancer Cells: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breast-milk-found-to-protect-against-cancer-kill-cancer-cells.html

[5] Breast cancer awareness campaigns cause more harm than good: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breast-cancer-awareness-campaigns-cause-more-harm-than-good.html

[6] Medicare announces it will continue to cover drugs even if the FDA bans them as dangerous for humans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/medicare-announces-it-will-continue-to-cover-drugs-even-if-the-fda-bans-them-as-dangerous-for-humans.html

[7] Non-Disease Virus Kills Breast Cancer Cells In Lab: http://www.prisonplanet.com/non-disease-virus-kills-breast-cancer-cells-in-lab.html

[8] Scientists discover that radiation causes breast cancer (gee, really?): http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-discover-that-radiation-causes-breast-cancer-gee-really.html

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