posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 12:39 AM
reply to post by blackrain17
This doctor seems legitimately interested in helping people. I say this because in the movie he was sincerely and visible angry that FDA interference
was jeopardizing the health of his patients. I hope he can get other doctors involved so he is not the only provider of this treatment.
This treatment is in the last round of FDA trials. Once complete, it will hopefully allow his treatment to become FDA approved and eligible for
insurance coverage (could still take years). Knowing his history with the FDA, I'm curious if they will allow it to pass FDA approval.
I expect like any person, that this doctor would like to eventually cash in on his life's work. He owns patents and once his treatments are licensed
to a pharmaceutical company they will then become available to other oncologists. When this happens then maybe the cost will go down, yet probably not
too much since big pharma will try to find a way for it to stay within a comparable cost range as chemo or radiation.
Once big pharma is involved who knows what will happen. Cheap drugs and fast cures are not money makers in the medical business. Sadly, the longer a
doctor can keep his patient sick (yet alive) and on meds the more money they will all earn. A fast cure equals less profit and therefore less
incentive to promote or recommend.