Cancer Society Urges Action on Drug Plan Promise
John Phillippe has a brain tumor and he's been told that Avastin could improve his quality of life and help him live longer. But it costs thousands of dollars a month. In most Canadian provinces Avastin is available through a catastrophic drug program. Premier David Alward promised to develop such a program, but so far no plan exists. Anne MacTiernan-Gamble of the Canadian Cancer Society of New Brunswick says that needs to change.