Cancer Cure Found? Two Years Ago???

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Current Events, Media Gleanings, Nutrition & Exercise, Statistics and Lies

Here’s a reputable CTV news report talking about a very real lead on a cheap drug to treat or cure cancer.  Whether or not it pans out, the significant point in the story is that we may never know because big pharma companies will never consider testing it.  The reporter says that she knows of at least two other promising drugs that died because they couldn’t go through the expensive hoops to get approved as there was little profit to be made from them.

Here’s an example where capitalism breaks down and government needs to step in to accomplish something important to society but not something that will line the pockets of the already rich.  Drug approval procedures are important to protect society from dangerous drugs, but the big drug companies still find ways to circumvent them.  Here we have the opposite;  the approval procedures are being used by big drug companies to kill an inexpensive drug which may cure cancer.

It’s a year and a half later.  Anyone heard a follow up on this?  I have a feeling that if it were being pursued it would have made the news.

As usual, many of the comments after the YouTube video are worth reading, and give a strong indication that there’s been no movement on this.


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