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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]

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Wednesday, September 10 2014

In a letter sent this week to every member of the United States Senate, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) joined with a coalition of 173 businesses and organizations to express strong opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a resolution that would effectively eliminate free speech and association rights currently guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 
The letter points out that the resolution: 

  1. “goes against the First Amendment’s bedrock principle that the government should not restrict expression based on its message, ideas, or content.”;

  2. “would dramatically increase the scope of federal and state speech regulation.”; and

  3. “significantly curtail the constitutionally protected right of freedom of association.

To read the entire letter, click here.

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