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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cuba has a Cancer Vaccine that Cost a Dollar, but Don't Get Excited

Cuban scientists have found a vaccine against lung cancer at the ridiculous price of a dollar, but the Americans could be several years before you can buy in the United States

CimaVax is a medicine and treatment for lung cancer that costs only $ 1. This vaccine, which is not a miracle cure, target the tumor by attacking the proteins that allow it to grow. Doctors hope that one day this vaccine becomes mandatory for children, as are those against measles, mumps and rubella. 

According to a 2007 study of patients with terminal lung cancer in more than half the cases there was a reduction of the tumor. However, the drug has yet to be approved by the US Agency for Food and Drug Administration ( Food and Drug Administation -FDA) before being marketed in the United States. This can take years and who knows how much it will cost once the major pharmaceutical companies have got their hands on it. 

Blogger's comments:
Well, we know for sure that once a pharmaceutical company gets control of the vaccine, it's price will sky-rocket. There are some pharmaceutical companies that have a conscience, but many who's only purpose is to separate you from your money regardless of whether it kills you.

My other concern is how long the FDA will take to approve the drug. Will pharmaceuticals influence the duration of the testing?