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PHARMA/PHYSICIANS: More on oncology drugs

And if you want to read more about the oncology story featured in Matt Quinn’s TCHB article yesterday, here’s an article from Doug Bandow, one of the "sensible libertarians" over at Cato (as opposed to the loony libertarians at take your pick of the Mellon-Scaife funded institutes….) in which he basically applauds Congress for eventually taking action on the taxpayers’ behalf here, and calls for more, and more logical, government intervention in the oncology market.

Hat tip to LM for the link.

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The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) says oncologists should make chemotherapy treatment recommendations on the basis of published reports of clinical trials and a patient’s health status and treatment preferences. So what about those published reports of clinical trials? More chemotherapy is given for breast cancer than for any other form of cancer and there have been more published reports of clinical trials for breast cancer than for any other form of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute’s March 31, 2006 official cancer information website on “state of the art” chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic breast cancer, it… Read more »

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The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) says oncologists should make chemotherapy treatment recommendations on the basis of published reports of clinical trials and a patient’s health status and treatment preferences. So what about those published reports of clinical trials? More chemotherapy is given for breast cancer than for any other form of cancer and there have been more published reports of clinical trials for breast cancer than for any other form of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute’s March 31, 2006 official cancer information website on “state of the art” chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic breast cancer, it… Read more »