That said, it seem nothing more than a lobby for a drug not approved by the government. Tax dollars are not limitless.
Some complain that our underfunded system, with top-heavy administration, should foot the bill.
I disagree. For two reasons.
We pay for administrators and they must do their jobs. Salaries are separate from drug benefits.
Also, this drug has not been proven to prolong a palliative patient's life.
The infusion treatment of Avastin takes six months, which she receives at a Burlington clinic, and costs $48,000 over that period. She has raised nearly $40,000 in the past 10 days.
The health minister also said she has confidence in Ontario’s evidence-based system of drug review and approval.