Is there a way to get around the pharmaceutical companies to get advanced treatments currently...
being withheld (like for hemophilia?)
Generally it is not the big pharma companies (although they are an inviting target) that withhold treatments that hold promise. If there was any way in the world they could make a buck off of any treatment, they would. The thing that stops them is usually the government (the FDA in the United States). The US has one of the more restrictive drug policies on the planet, and as a result, many promising treatments practiced elsewhere are not done here as they were deemed either too dangerous or not giving any appreciable benefit to patients.
The easiest way to get around this block then is to engage in "medical tourism," traveling abroad to receive treatment not approved or overly expensive in one's own home country.
by rmcrayne 5 years ago
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by Georgiakevin 8 years ago
Pick up any magazine and notice how many advertisements there are for drugs. Watch television and notice how many advertisements there are for various drugs. Go to any drug store and notice how many over the counter drugs there on the shelves. Anytime we get a sniffle, sore muscle or a slight...
by rhamson 3 years ago
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by Dennis L. Page 5 years ago
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by Audrey Selig 3 years ago
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by janesix 4 years ago
Due to Obamacare, I am now on Medicaid, along with thousands of other newly eligible adults in my state. For the last three or four years, the large pharmaceutical company that makes my medication had a program where they provide my meds for free (for people with very low income like I have). My...
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