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Ottawa seizing Mexican cancer drug

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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Ottawa seizing Mexican cancer drug


www.nationalpost.com

Cancer patients desperate enough to order cheaper, unlicensed versions of the drug thalidomide from Mexico now face another challenge to getting treatment: Federal authorities have reportedly begun seizing supplies of the life-extending medicine at the border.

"Health Canada is stopping every single box of thalidomide," said an official with a Mexican company that makes the pills, who asked not to be named. "Patients are starting to die because of this."
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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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This is socialist medicine at its finest. Why people are begging for this sort of system is beyond me. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: nationalized health care is a carrot on a stick. It's a ploy to get us to hand over more of our freedom to the government.


TA


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[edit on 15/6/2009 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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You dont know what socialism is. Socialism=medicine for all=free of any charge. For free!

This is capitalism at its best...thats it. State defends company X intrests.

So simple.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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I think Thalidomide was/is? a dangerous drug that was found to have terrible birth defect side effects in the 1970's probably not the best idea to buy it over the border off label...I think it was used for morning sickness back then.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Well, I guess we better go back to the safe and healthy chemo therapy



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:59 PM
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Very true. I'm only saying buying off label may be dangerous with no control over what goes into the drug you really could be getting anything. I work in the medical industry and I've seen people importing "cheap" versions of drugs that are meant to be the same. It turns out to be, in some cases, expired drugs or drugs that don't have ,even close to, the correct composition. Canada has a better drug regulation body than the U.S., it means, in some cases, longer waits for drugs that are already available in the U.S. they test things a little longer here and more testing time is a good thing. I'd have to do more research, but Thalidomide has been around for a long time, it must be available in generic form by now. If it's too inexpensive the drug companies may not produce it due to lack of profit for them (but that's another story) It's horrible to think cancer patients can't get their medication. In Canada most cancer treatments are free, chemo, radiation surgery you name it free. If thalidomide is safe and effective I think the government here would use it as more expensive treatments come out of their pocket here, not ours.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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It's a sham, a distraction, cancer has been cured several times, through several approaches, all of them safer than chemotherapy. Unfortunately, chemotherapy is the most expensive process, therefore, the exploited process.



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