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ObamaCare Sends Cost Of Cancer Drugs Soaring





” If free health care gets any more expensive, no one will be able to afford it. In the latest example of reality smacking ObamaCare dreamers right in the face, we’re now finding out that those who need specialty drugs for afflictions like cancer and multiple sclerosis are going to get stuck paying gigantic co-pays as the price for the low premiums ObamaCare promised.

To try to keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurers to charge patients a hefty share of the cost for expensive medications used to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-altering chronic diseases.

Such “specialty drugs” can cost thousands of dollars a month, and in California, patients would pay up to 30 percent of the cost. For one widely used cancer drug, Gleevec, the patient could pay more than $2,000 for a month’s supply, says the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”














Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers





” In addition to anti-cancer properties, separate research reported marijuana appears to have “profound nerve-protective and brain-enhancing properties that could potentially treat many neurodegenerative disorders.” In its report, the National Cancer Institute stated cannabis effectively treats insomnia and referenced a placebo-controlled study in cancer patients showing increased quality of sleep and relaxation in those treated with tetrahydrocannabinol, an active component in marijuana.

Responding to a White House statement that only a small percentage of patients prescribed medical cannabis under state laws use it to treat cancer, Pappas said “marijuana isn’t just for cancer or AIDS patients – it can also treat, for example, sleeplessness.” Although generally not a life threatening condition, Pappas referred to insomnia as a health issue regularly treated with prescription drugs zolpidem (brand name Ambien) and eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). According to their manufacturers’ websites, zolpidem and eszopiclone have been shown to cause severe side effects including aggressiveness, hallucinations, confusion, or suicidal thoughts. Pappas noted that, unlike those drugs, studies on insomnia similar to those reported by the National Cancer Institute show medical marijuana effectively treats insomnia at a far lower cost and with fewer side effects. Marijuana has also been prescribed for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and a variety of other physical and mental conditions.”





Woman Sues Pierce County Over SWAT Raid Meant For Her Neighbor

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“Pierce County sheriff SWAT team invaded my home, shattered my bedroom window above my bed while I was asleep, detonated an explosive device, covered me with broken glass, frightened me,” Stivers wrote in her damages claim.

“Afterward, they did not secure my home, board up my window. They made no effort to repair the damage or even clean up the mess they made.”

The suit, filed by Tacoma attorney Geoffrey Cross, says Stivers’ daughter, who has multiple sclerosis, was frightened by the commotion.

The younger woman, who cannot move from her bed to her wheelchair without help, was isolated in her room for 30 minutes without knowing what was going on, according to the suit.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer disputed the allegations Friday.”