News of July 1, 2013 taken expressively La Repubblica:
"CANCER, WHO IS POOR DIE"
For the first time in Italy two oncology drugs are sold only pay: Who wants to be cured has to pay more than a thousand Euros per week. It 'a violation of the Constitution, but the government pretends not to notice.
Not if no one noticed it. But soon they'll find cancer patients. Why, in spite of the Constitution, for the first time in our country, the health authorities have decided that there are cancer sufferers rich who will have access to two oncology drugs, and poor ones will have to do without.
And 'in fact happened that pertuzumab (Roche) and afibercept (Sanofi-Aventis) have been authorized by AIFA (Italian Agency for the drug) on May 27 and then allowed the pharmacy, but the sole responsibility of the patient.
What if he wants to heal, will have to pay for the drug Roche EUR 6,000 for the first two doses and then three thousand Euros every 21 days, and for what Sanofi Aventis € 4,000 every three weeks.