FDA Approves Ineffective Cancer Medications, Patients Say

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Source: USA Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hundreds of cancer medications over the years “without proof that they cure patients,” claims one cancer patient who spoke with USA Today, Marlene McCarthy.

The FDA has essentially created tens of new drug options for cancer patients, some of which have been very successful in increasing life expectancy for some patients; in most cases, USA Today reported, drugs available to patients have never been proven to help improve their quality of life.

In the last decade, the more than 70 therapies that have been approved by the FDA have increased life expectancy for cancer patients by 2.1 more months, according to a study in JAMA Otolarygology—Head & Neck Surgery.

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