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Compassionate Use

Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 09.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

The Compassionate Use Conundrum

Jonathan Agin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

The bad news is that in many instances, the drugs that show promise for these newly found targets are not available for that form of cancer treatment. And that brings us full circle.

Just Spell My Stock Symbol Right

John P. David | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
John P. David

One day last week, my wife called me and she was aghast regarding the story of Josh Hardy, a seven-year-old cancer survivor from Virginia who is suffe...

A Cancer Drug Could Save This 7-Year-Old. But the Company Behind it Won't Give Him Access.

Jay Scott | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In the end, we are all human beings, and we owe it to these children to share this potentially lifesaving drug. No matter the obstacles in the way, when a child's life is on the line, you do what you have to.

Jason Cherkis

Big Pharma's Block On Cancer Drug Use Takes Tragic Toll

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, Chloe Drury believed her mother would save her. The British teenager had been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a kind of adole...

The Patient Choice Act - Providing Choice Instead of Death

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

As time went by during my daughter Alexis' long thirty-three month battle, we found out that her tumor was growing. We found ourselves in Manhattan seeking to gain enrollment in what looked to be a potentially promising trial. But after preliminary tests we were told that Alexis was ineligible.

The FDA and Childhood Cancer -- the Change That Has to Come -- Piece No. II

Jonathan Agin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

It starts with us as advocates educating our physicians on these pathways and expanding the overall knowledge base of these channels. This is often difficult for a parent who is trying to balance saving their child with making every moment count.