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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, January 14 2015

Thanks to threatened and existing lawsuits, towns across America and Canada are banning tobogganing and/or sledding. In Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, Indiana and farther north in Canada, the fear of lawsuits and injuries have towns banning the sport.

In 2013, the town of Hamilton, Ontario was ordered to pay $900,000 to plaintiff (and lawyer) Bruno Uggenti, who suffered a spinal injury while (illegally) sledding. Since November of 2014, a petition demanding the city "LET US TOBOGGAN!!" has collected more than 1,000 signatures.

Now, Dubuque, Iowa, is set to ban toboggans in nearly all of its 50 parks.

“We have all kinds of parks that have hills on them,” said Marie Ware, Dubuque’s leisure services manager. “We can’t manage the risk at all of those places.”

Source:  freerangekids.com

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