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Dendreon Wins Final Medicare Coverage Decision


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What if the shorts had driven Dendreon out of business?  They've won coverage of their prostate drug under Medicare.  How many lives will be saved?  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-30/dendreon-wins-final-medicare-coverage-decision-on-prostate-cancer-drug.html

 

Good news! Howevermany lives will be saved, it won't likely be as many as would be saved by simply taking  aspirin!  I reviewed a recent study as I was editing a new book we are publishing.  Study results showed that patients with advanced prostate cancer who took aspirin or other anticoagulants had 10 year prostate cancer specific mortality of 4%.  Those taking no anticoagulant drugs had 10 year prostate cancer specific mortality of 22%!  The beneficial effect was stronger for aspirin than for prescription anticoagulants.  :)

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