A success with TILs to treat metastatic cancer

More progress in research using the patient’s own unmodified immune system cells (TILs, or tumor infiltrating lymphocytes) to attack their cancer. This is similar to the experimental treatment that science fiction author and friend Jay Lake had at the National Institutes of Health, and is being conducted by the same researcher, Dr Steven A. Rosenberg.

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Importing Canada’s cheaper prescription drugs instead of lowering US prices?

 

President Trump’s proposal to import cheaper drugs from Canada made a lot of Canadians angry.

Canadians are hopping mad about Trump’s drug importation plan. Some of them are trying to stop it. (STAT News, August 12, 2019)

From the article:

“You are coming as Americans to poach our drug supply, and I don’t have any polite words for that,” said Amir Attaran, a professor at the University of Ottawa, who calls the plan “deplorable” and “atrociously unethical.” “Our drugs are not for you, period.”

The Canadian healthcare system negotiates the price of drugs, which is why their drugs are cheaper.  Why can’t the US government do the same?