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F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Avastin as Breast Cancer Drug


Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, disease, drugs, FDA, healthcare, illness, investigation, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, science, society, study, treatment, warning )

Kit
- 1097 days ago - nytimes.com
Fascinating look at the background intricacies of workings of the FDA and final decisions. The commissioner, Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, said that the drug was not helping breast cancer patients to live longer or control their tumors, but did expose-->



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Past Member (0)
Friday November 18, 2011, 2:26 pm
I can't imagine having to be a person who had hoped to used this and lost the treatment. As an ovarian cancer survivor, it is hard not to want to throw everything you've got at your disease. At the same time, if the drug harms people, then it shouldn't be on the market. What an incredibly hard issue to deal with.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 6:20 am
Noted. My heart goes out to all who had or have cancer. This is indeed disappointing news. But, if it does not work, only does more harm than good, pull it. I very much hope there are more treatments for those who suffer this disease.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 8:41 am
That is why I still maintain - whatever 'incurable disease' we have on our planet, whoever finds a cure or successful treatment, kudos to them for doing that research!!
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 11:46 pm
How scary is this --isn't the FDA suppose to protect!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday November 21, 2011, 2:11 pm
All cures should be available for all patients.
 

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Monday November 21, 2011, 5:02 pm
Interesting. Thank you for posting.
 

Helle H. (21)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 11:48 am
Having breast cancer is risky so why not try to cure it.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 3:02 pm
Who can afford $88,000 a year? Going to a shaman would probably be as beneficial as using most everything Big Pharma has to offer.
 
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