Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently released a proposal calling for a new approach to encourage development of drugs for HIV/AIDs. In doing so, he called the prohibitive cost of treatment "one of the great moral issues of our day."
Breakthrough drugs are widely covered in the media. After hearing about these new drugs, patients and their families are always asking me how they can get access to the new medicine or participate in a clinical trial of the new drug. Let's look at a current example.