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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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Coalition Urges FCC to Revise Pole Attachment Rules to Help Spur Rural Broadband Deployment Print E-mail
Monday, June 27 2022

Today, a coalition of free-market organizations, led by the Center for Individual Freedom, filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s ("FCC") Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its pole attachment rules.

Specifically, the comments urge the FCC to revise its pole attachment rules to spur rural broadband deployment by clarifying the cost-sharing requirements for pole replacements, ensuring prompt review of pole attachment applications, and creating an expedited process to review pole attachment disputes, especially in rural unserved areas.

The following organizations are represented on the comments:  Center for Individual Freedom, Citizens Against Government Waste, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Liberty, Institute for Policy Innovation, Institute for Regulatory Analysis and Engagement, Less Government, Market Institute, and National Taxpayers Union.

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