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    Catherine Poole

    Sadly, the cost will not be going down on these drugs. And believe me, I am upset at the lack of access for those in other countries. New Zealand still hasn’t approved IPI because of the cost and patients are forced to pay out of pocket there. We can talk about it and be saddened and frustrated but I don’t know the answer. I know that the manufacturers are aware of this but they finding solutions. Advocacy has a tough time getting results in this arena. Many in the US have to sell their homes to pay for medical treatment, it is the leading cause of bankruptcy. So it isn’t necessarily an easy street here for access to care either. It’s a mess and would to hear your thoughts and solutions.

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