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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!




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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