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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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A transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth."
 
Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco claiming the policy violates California civil rights laws. Lawless, a retired police officer, won the women's world championship in long-drive golf in 2008 with a 254-yard drive into a headwind.  This year, Lawless was ruled ineligible because the sponsor of the event, Long Drivers of America, had changed its policy to mirror that of the LPGA.
 
The lawsuit against the LPGA also names Long Drivers of America and several of its sponsors, and seeks an unspecified amount in damages and a permanent injunction preventing the tour from holding tournaments or qualifying events in California as long as it continues to exclude transgender people.
 
“It’s an issue of access and opportunity,” Lawless said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “I’ve been shut out because of prejudice.”
 
Lawless claims she has no competitive edge over other female golfers.
 
—Source:  The New York Times

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