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[off-topic] Research breakthrough for CF patients

  1. prstorero
    Jelly Bean May 21, 2015


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  2. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 May 21, 2015

    SoniaB , May 21, 2015 :
    Woah! 250k cost per year. That is insane - how on earth do drug companies expect people to pay that?

    On another note, I hope your treatment is going well :)
     

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  3. teckboy30
    Gingerbread May 21, 2015

    teckboy30 , May 21, 2015 :
    insurance....But still would be expensive
     
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  4. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 May 21, 2015

    SoniaB , May 21, 2015 :
    Would they cover such a new drug? They will probably have a load of exclusions if they do and yes, will still be a lot of money for anyone to pay.
     

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  5. sfomin
    Nougat May 21, 2015

    sfomin , May 21, 2015 :
    Unrelated, but we had an "affluenza* case" here in USA. A 16 year old kid was driving drunk and killed 4 pedestrians. His sentence was 10 year probation and a $500,000/year rehab center where he could play sports, hike, and do other physical activities. Havent followed it after that, so things might have changed, but that was the initial sentence.

    *affluenza-inability to understand the consequences of one's actions because of financial privilege, notably in the case of Ethan Couch
     

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  6. teckboy30
    Gingerbread May 21, 2015

    teckboy30 , May 21, 2015 :
    Not till after proper testing and been in the market for a few but i wouldnt see why not
     

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  7. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 May 21, 2015

    SoniaB , May 21, 2015 :
    That is crazy!
     

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  8. gusuraman
    Community Veteran May 21, 2015

    gusuraman , May 21, 2015 :
    There are many things not working in Italy but luckily the public healthcare system take care of most of these expense.
    Anyway pharmaceutical companies are way too insane:(
     

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  9. prstorero
    Jelly Bean May 22, 2015

    prstorero , May 22, 2015 :
    Thanks :) during my next appointment I'm going to see if there's any chance I can get involved in trials :p
     

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  10. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 May 22, 2015

    SoniaB , May 22, 2015 :
    Good luck. Hope you are included in the trials :)
     

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