Timmy ElsewhereAugust 10, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsAt the ASI. Will health care costs keep rising for ever? previousBwahahahaha!nextThat Politics and Economics Thing 2 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” Kit August 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm So long as regulatory costs keep rising then the total health care costs will continue to rise. It is ridiculous that drugs designed to extend a cancer sufferers life for a few months should have to go through the same regulatory hurdles as drugs for general use. Do dying cancer patients worry about increased risk of heart attacks or headaches? Tim adds: An announcement in hte papers today on this very point. Free for all on testing pretty much anything on last legs cancer patients. Venture Creature August 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm Kit – the reality is different. There are fewer patients, and drugs come into use often after a Phase II trial, and through experience and on-going trials the best drugs move from being the last-line treatment up to first line treatment. I wouldn’t say free-for-all but there is a far far lower barrier for late-stage cancer products. Finding enough patients fast enough is often the biggest issue. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.