We at CFIF often highlight the clear and present danger that drug price control schemes pose to American…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
New Lung Cancer Breakthrough Illustrates the Potential Peril of Drug Price Controls

We at CFIF often highlight the clear and present danger that drug price control schemes pose to American consumers, who benefit from our private pharmaceutical sector that leads the world - by far - in innovation.  A new lung cancer treatment breakthrough in the form of Amgen's Lumakras illustrates that interrelationship.

Simply put, Lumakras reduced the risk of progression by 34% compared to chemotherapy in patents with advanced lung cancer, which is particularly welcome considering lung cancer's especially low survival rate (18.6% over five years, and just 5% for advanced forms).  The breakthrough required years of research and enormous amounts of investment, however, which The Wall Street Journal notes makes Lumakras the type of innovation put at risk by new drug price controls…[more]

September 22, 2022 • 05:06 PM

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's Courtroom Legal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts
Dems' Attack On Smart Kids
By Betsy McCaughey
Wednesday, October 13 2021
Parents whose kids excel in school need to be on guard. Leftist school administrators across the country – not just in New York City – are banning gifted programs in elementary and middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.  Typically, without any notice to parents, an eight grader's accelerated science class or a fifth grader's fast-track math class is merged into the regular classroom. Top students lose out. They need accelerated programs every bit as much as children with learning challenges need special education. It's discrimination.…
 
Was Jan. 6 An 'Armed Insurrection'?
It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an "armed insurrection."…
Read more...
America and 'The Dying Citizen'
Only a little more than half of the current world's 7 billion people are citizens of fully consensual…
Read more...
 
Government Broadband Is Government Cheese
"Government Cheese" is free cheese of suspicious quality produced for those on the dole. …
Read more...
The Dirt on Dems' Reconciliation Bill
Democrats are quarreling over the price tag of their Build Back Better bill, but the real problem is…
Read more...
 
Kyrsten Sinema Under Attack
Remember the media cheers for Sen. John McCain when he stopped the effort to repeal Obamacare? McCain…
Read more...
Despite Gathering Economic Clouds, Biden Pushes Higher Taxes and Wasteful Spending
As economic clouds form both domestically and worldwide, what America and the world need is sober helmsmanship…
Read more...
 
The Democrats' Reconciliation Bill Is Unprecedented in Every Way
There was a time not very long ago when political parties never would have entertained the idea of jamming…
Read more...
Dems' Multitrillion Scam Bill
Dems are pushing to pass a multitrillion-dollar spending bill called the Build Back Better Act. It ought…
Read more...
 
The Democratic Cave Begins
Remember when President Joe Biden stunned the political world by threatening to veto a bipartisan $1.1…
Read more...
The Hunter Biden Cover-Up Is a Scandal
The Hunter Biden email cover-up may not be the most contemptible example of the modern political media's…
Read more...
Quiz Question   
Which one of the following U.S. Presidents signed the executive order establishing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)?
More Questions
Notable Quote   
 
"The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent over $1.1 billion in child tax credit payments to incorrect recipients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an audit by the Department of the Treasury's Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration on Tuesday.The IRS sent the payments to 1.5 million people between July and November of 2021 during the pandemic, according to the audit. Additionally, the…[more]
 
 
—Arjun Singh, The Daily Caller News Foundation
— Arjun Singh, The Daily Caller News Foundation
 
Liberty Poll   

Choosing from the list below, what issue is currently most important to you heading into the mid-term elections?