Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cancer patients dying while waiting for the government

The government just can't make up its mind on whether to provide a possibly life-saving drug. File remains with the Minister of Files, to be forward to Minister of Government Efficiency and copied to the Minister of Healthy Living. Minister of Government Relations should be notified.

Why did the government not mention this?

Regardless, the government should have no role in this decision. This should be between the patient and his doctor.

UPDATE: A careful reader points out that the drug in question doesn't cure cancer, but it possibly extends the life of those afflicted. Also, the government did notify the media that American clinical trials were having serious problems (as noted in the link above).

3 comments:

John Murney said...

Exactly.

The Surly Beaver said...

Hey Dave

Drinky Drinky?

archie said...

Most of these expensive drugs postpone the dying by a 3 or 4 mos. They are not cures. Let's be clear on this.

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