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  • eightironfrom160 eightironfrom160 Jan 5, 2001 9:15 AM Flag

    Zovant/price drop

    as a doc, perhaps you can shed some light
    here--if Zovant is pretty much the only choice out there
    and even if it saves "only" 20% of these pts,
    wouldn't docs be obligated to try it? will they be able to
    determine if they should or should not use it prior to
    administration? (like the data we know have on the clot-buster
    drugs) Seems like the lawyers, who unfortunately dictate
    'the standard of care' would have a field day with
    plans and hospitals that deny a pt this drug.

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    • 8iron,
      Sorry for the delay. Yes, I do think
      that the docs would be obligated to consider the drug
      despite the cost; however, it would be an individual
      decision based on many factors, such as the primary dx,
      mental facilities, quality of life (whatever that is),
      families wishes, and paramount, the wishes of the patient,
      if he or she is capable of rendering a rational
      decision.
      Probably not much of an answer. I spent 5-6 years working
      on hospital Ethics committees wrestling with such
      dilemmas...probably that contributed to my slightly early
      retirement.
      Yet I feel Zovant could be a significant advance,
      when used properly. (its use will probably be
      monitored by some hospital committee).

 
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