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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

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Wednesday, July 16 2014

A New York baseball fan is suing ESPN after allegedly being mocked by two of its announcers for snoozing in Yankee Stadium during the April 13 night game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Andrew Rector, who admits to catching a few zzzzs during the game, has filed a $10 million defamation suit against the team, the sports network, its play-by-play man Dan Shulman and big-leaguer-turned-commentator John Kruk.

In his lawsuit, Rector claims Kruk unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” over his nationally televised nap, including such "false statements" as Rector was "not worthy" to be a Yankee fan and “is a fatty cow that need (sic) two seats at all time (sic) and represent (sic) symbol of failure.” Rector further claims to have "suffered substantial injury" to his "character and reputation," as well as “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.”

In a statement, ESPN refuted Rector’s claims. “The comments attributed to ESPN and our announcers were clearly not said in our telecast. The claims presented here are wholly without merit.”

Rector’s lawyer, Valentine Okwara, told news reporters, “We’ll settle this in court.”

Source: nypost.com

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