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Ontario government denying $500,000 treatment to 8.

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Sorry for the pessimistic title, couldn't think of another way to phrase it..

Sad local story.. I was wondering if anyone knows this is an isolated situation or a more serious problem that is common to our healthcare and other drugs.

Hopefully the treatment gets approved to become covered. I understand it costs a lot but it doesn't seem fair to a) put the prices that high and b) to with hold treatment that can save lives.

Heres the story.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/894576--8-ontario-patients-in-need-of-500-000-a-year-drug-therapy