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So it's ok for Diabetics to go blind for the sake of saving the government £742.17
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have spent most of life trying to save.
The first thing I have to ask is why does such a minute amount of anything have to cost so much. What reason do they have for charging £742.17 for a few millilitres of this serum. I suppose it converts nicely to a nice round even figure of Swiss francs.
Does anybody know if it needs more than the one injection as I have a personal interest.
I'm not an expert, but ,as I understand it , you have to have an injection every month. You can do it every 3 months, but this doesn't give as good a result. Ubdoubtably it must be expecnsive to make, but probably nothing like they charge. The very annoying.shocking/revolting thing is that another drug avastin, which could be considered a less refined version of the same thing can, some think (http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions...-vs-avastin.htm) be about as effective , and much cheaper. However the drug company only have a drug licence to sell avastin for the treatment of cancer, not macular degerneration (oedema), and they have refused to apply for a licence for it for this purpose . To do this they would have to carry out a lot of trials , which would cost money , and of course they are making a mint with the more expensive alternative. As I understand, doctors can choose to purchase Avastin and use it "off licence" (that is for a purpose it is not licensed for) but , understandably are wary of doing this, presumably in case something went wrong