Friday, February 18, 2005

Free Drugs! (unless you're sick)

Carolyn Auger, the Ottawa woman suffering from the fatal disorder Fabry's Disease, was again refused the lifesaving drug Fabrazyme by Ontario's Health Minister George Smitherman. Ms Auger claims she will be dead within a year without this lifesaving drug.

Meanwhile...

In Vancouver, Health Canada approved free pharmaceutical-grade heroin to be distributed to addicts at the Downtown Eastside clinic over the next12 to 15 months.

Hey I know...Ms Auger should start shooting heroin, then she might get the help she needs.

Back in Toronto... NDP leader Jack Layton underwent an emergency appendectomy Sunday night in a Toronto hospital.

Congratulations to Laughing Jack, the first Canadian political leader to use the Canadian health care system!

4 Comments:

Blogger lance said...

This is truly worldclass wit you're pumping out here! Wow. I am enjoying this blogsite, Joseph. I feel like I'm reading a blog version of the Daly Show. I'm IMMENSELY enjoying reading each entry, even though I don't know how to match your talent by commenting on them. Thanks...and keep on keeping on.

11:41 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Lance, you just made me blush! Thanks for the complements. They mean even more coming from a man with a blog as good as yours. We will have to agree to disagree on the Liberals, though;)

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Be sure to let us know if she isn;t dead in a year:

What is the prognosis?

Patients with Fabry disease usually survive into adulthood, but they are at risk for strokes, heart attacks, and kidney damage. It is anticipated that enzyme replacement and eventually gene therapy will eliminate these difficulties.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/fabrys/fabrys.htm#What_is_the_prognosis

7:22 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Aparently she has suffered several strokes before taking the drugs, but was doing well while on the treatment.
Its all about cost. These treatments cost $25 thousand per month.

10:40 PM  

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