Disturbing News about Avastin vs Lucentis Trial

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Irv Arons, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Irv Arons

    Irv Arons Guest

    I have just posted an update on the ongoing Avastin vs Lucentis battle.
    Editors from Executive Laser Report (my former newsletter, now
    published by Trends in Medicine) learned at the recent American Academy
    of Ophthalmology meeting in Las Vegas, that some pharmaceutical and
    device companies are allegedly attempting to stop or prevent the
    recently announced head-to-head clinical trial of Avastin vs Lucentis
    for treating age-related macular degeneration, sponsored by NEI/NIH.
    The story is published in the November 30th issue of Executive Laser

    I have received permission to reprint the story.
    For all of the details, please take a look at my web Journal posting:

    Avastin/Lucentis Update 9: A Disturbing Report about the Upcoming Trial
    Between Avastin and Lucentis (December 2006)


    Irv Arons
    Irv Arons, Dec 2, 2006
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  2. Irv Arons

    Irv Arons Guest

    Sorry for the double posting -- the first one didn't appear to take.

    Irv Arons
    Irv Arons, Dec 2, 2006
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  3. Irv Arons

    LarryDoc Guest

    Disturbing, Irv? Unexpected? Ya think "big pharm" is going to sit by
    and watch some do-good public benefit scientists or the government mess
    around with their multi billion dollar profits? Kind of sets a bad
    precedent, don't you think? Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if they
    simply *bought* the NEI and paid off the NIH. Or did they already do

    Not everyone with NV AMD has health insurance or medicare and for those
    folks, the difference in cost between the two drugs is ENORMOUS. For
    those that do, the cost to the medicare/medicaid system will be HUGE.
    And guess who ultimately pays?

    Yeah. Disturbing.

    LarryDoc, Dec 3, 2006
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