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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 30 2014

A New Jersey woman is suing her former employer on grounds that her employer failed to make accommodation for a disability that prevented her from driving in rush-hour traffic.

Andrea DeGerolamo of Berlin, New Jersey, is suing Fulton Financial Corp. for wrongful termination. According to news reports, DeGerolamo took medical leave from the company for anxiety and depression, which, her lawsuit states, "was especially aggravated by crowded roadways experienced during the heavy traffic of rush-hour."  When DeGerolamo returned to work, she cited her medical condition as a qualifying disability that entitled her to a modified work schedule that would avoid rush-hour traffic. The company approved DeGerolamo's request to come into work after morning traffic died down, and then leave before the evening rush-hour started.

After returning to work, DeGerolamo was given a reduced work load, which she claims was an unwarranted demotion.  Shortly after, she says she was fired, prompting her lawsuit.

Fulton Financial Corp. declined to comment to The Huffington Post, citing pending legal matters.

Source: The Huffington Post

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