What doesn't seem to increase is success in lives saved as a result of new drugs developed .
Yesterday I received a petition named Sandra's Drugs.
It seems a drug that would save Sandra's life has been approved for trials by Health Canada .
But Sandra...and others ...will die from this terrible disease ...unless the cost is paid.
The drug is produced by Pfizer Pharmacy.
Two obvious questions arise out of these circumstances.
Why is the drug so expensive?
What is accomplished with millions that continue to be raised each year for research to find the drug already approved for trials by Health Canada and marketed by Phizer Pharmacy of Canada ?
What is the story here?
Year after year, millions, adding to billions, are raised by volunteers, with blood,sweat and tears .
Handed over without question to the Canadian Cancer Society in desperate hope of a drug to stop so many from dying.
Now we discover, through a petition circulating through social media,a drug is available but not to all
because of its horrendous cost.
It must be affordable to a sufficient number for it to be produced in sufficent quantities to satisfy a
Who can afford the out-of- reach costs of this life-saving drug?
Who is it that makes it profitable to produce?
Who are dying because they can't support the cost ?
Who are surviving because they can ?