TITLE

Making a case for a $2700-a-month drug

AUTHOR(S)
Sibbald, Barbara
PUB. DATE
November 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/02/99, Vol. 161 Issue 9, p1173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the class of biotherapeutic cancer drugs, trastuzumab (Herceptin), the first monoclonal antibody approved for use in Canada. Ethical questions raised by the cost of the drug; Speculation on the impact to the public health care system and the court system; Testing of the drug in a 4-arm study.
ACCESSION #
2443052

 

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