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U.K. news - Enzalutamide (Xtandi)

"Enzalutamide (Xtandi) is a type of hormone therapy that is already given to some people with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. But in new guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rejected the drug for use in patients whose disease has stopped responding to other hormone treatments, but is less advanced and hasn't spread."

medicalxpress.com/news/2019...

-Patrick

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This sort of makes sense, doesn't it?

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(NICE) doesn't sound so nice.......

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You're right when they start evaluating how much a life is worth and then have the power to enforce it they are one scary bunch of people. I can remember in the dim and distant past I used to watch a tv programme called Buffy the vampire slayer. It's a possibility she could be running short of vampires to slay by now, if she wanted a sideline hunting down some of the God like buggers who call themselves nice she might be doing us Brits a favour :)

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Why?

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NICE has a limited budget, so the cost:benefit of a drug dooms some patients.

My sister lives in England & has had multiple myeloma for 10 years. Back then most MM patients died within a few years. Along came Velcade. Too expensive, so NICE said no. The drug company lowered the price for the UK & NICE said yes. So my sister lives.

-Patrick

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Good news for her.... thank God....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 04/09/2019 7:03 PM EDT

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I can’t think of anything of value to say here, except I very happy for your Sister.

The rest is very depressing. I understand that a new drug can cost a fortune to research and develop. Not to mention the legal liability. There seems to be

No good answers.

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A system where the rich can buy necessary medications and the poor just die seems unreal. Oh, slap myself in the face. That's the way it is, that's the way it's always been, and that's the way it always will be. And then of course, one day, the Super Bug shall arise, if it is not already here, and not even the almighty dollar shall stop it. And we shall sleep with the dinosaurs. And so, everyone, cheers, and enjoy your evening.

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