"FACT: CANCER DRUGS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE AND NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD THEM! Just check out some price tags in this link @ GOODRX.com"
THE KIRBY PROJECT:
Recently, first started a discussion with a handful of cancer survivors and org leaders from the NY Cancer Resource Alliance and Dr. Robert Bard (CancerScan Center) who were very supportive of my idea and were willing to help me convert this into a real initiative. Before I knew, it, more and more people joined in to brainstorm about how to appeal to the pharma companies and (hopefully) discover the WIN-WIN together. We looked into the many legal parameters and even searched for the right legislators to help build an awareness platform that might help leverage change from the top down. It was clear that we were going to need a lot more friends to make a dent at this. A sensible first base was to connect with all the community groups and cancer foundation leaders or anyone in a leadership role who recognizes this economic dilemma and "the real price of cancer".
In a series of panel discussions to explore opportunities to address the astronomical cost of cancer medication, we kept returning to a plan of SUSTAINABILITY. We explored the policy of re-purposing, re-selling or donating what is commonly identified as USED, UNWANTED or SURPLUS DRUGS. https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-prescription-drug-return-reuse-and-recycling.aspx)
QUESTIONING HIGH-COST DRUGS
Excerpted from "The Cost of Oncology Drugs: A Pharmacy Perspective, Part I"
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By: Lorraine S. Davi (San Francisco, CA)
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