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Drug company refuses to give life-saving drug to 7-year-old

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Ironically, it's the anti-rejection drugs he is receiving after a bone marrow transplant that are keeping his body from fighting off the new infection. Catch-22: They can't take him off the anti-rejection drugs because he'll die, but if he doesn't get the experimental medication, he'll die.
     
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    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    We desperately need to get pharmaceutical companies to take the Hippocratic Oath.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    I am not arguing with you, but what do you suggest. The company says they cannot afford to continue to give the drug away free and until it is approved they cannot charge for it.

    Would you suggest the government pay for all treatments prior to approval?
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Interesting ...
    Not very good at PR, apparently.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire Well-Known Member
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    #5 Earth Wind and Fire, Mar 11, 2014
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    Company will provide medication for dying 7-year-old Josh Hardy

    A pharmaceutical company that produces medication needed to save a dying 7-year-old boy will begin a pilot trial for the drug – with the child to be the program’s first patient beginning on Wednesday, the firm said Tuesday night.

    The announcement comes after the company, Chimerix, faced intense media scrutiny after it reportedly denied the medication brincidofovir to Josh Hardy, a Fredericksburg, Va. boy who developed a bone marrow disorder as a result of his cancer treatments late last year.

    At one point, CEO Kenneth I. Moch had been accused of hanging up in a phone call from a representative from a charity that had offered to pay for the medication.

    However, Moch said in a statement Tuesday night that the company would provide the much-needed drug.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/...brincidofovir-after-chimerix-reverses-course/
     
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    go2church Active Member
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    Feel bad for this child and his family. Glad they changed their minds, whatever the reason.
     
  8. HankD

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    Wouldn't want people to think there are things like "Death Panels".

    HankD
     
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    This great news!

    Now maybe Chimerix would like to schedule some classes in being human for its CEO.
     
  10. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire Well-Known Member
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    Isnt part of being a corporate CEO that you have to be a Sociopath? In any event, I wouldn't have a problem with government sanctioned water-boarding.
     
  11. go2church

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    Um, okay then
     
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