CEI Weekly: FDA Revokes Approval for Breast Cancer Drug


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CEI Weekly
July 1, 2011

>>Featured Story

Avastin is a drug now used by women fighting late-stage breast cancer. This week, an FDA advisory panel voted to revoke approval for Avastin, pointing to clinical studies that show the drug only benefits a small number of patients. CEI Senior Fellow Gregory Conko sharply criticized the FDA’s vote when it was announced on Wednesday. Conko earlier penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed and appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell to defend patients’ right to choose for themselves whether or not to try Avastin.

>>Shaping the Debate
Why Your New Car Doesn’t Have a Spare Tire
Sam Kazman’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal

Why Google Probe Should Worry Consumers

Ryan Radia’s op-ed in The San Jose Mercury News

Multi-State Greenhouse Gas Initiative Violates New York Law, Lawsuit Alleges
CEI’s press statement

Condemning Our Children to Live in ‘Greece’
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

The USDA’s Anti-Science Activism
Greg Conko and Henry I. Miller’s article in Regulation

Time to Kill the Michigan Alcohol Monopoly
Michelle Minton’s op-ed in the Michigan Capitol Confidential News Service

Greenhouse Gas Compact Defended in Maine, Challenged Elsewhere

Sam Kazman’s citation in The Portland Daily Sun

1plusV Lobs Another Antitrust Grenade at Google

Ryan Radia’s citation in E-Commerce Times

>>Best of the Blogs

The Costs and Benefits of Regulation
By Ryan Young

Planning to Disaster: The Zoning Apparat vs. Paula Deen’s Chickens

By Marc Scribner

Going to Jail for Linking? What Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s S. 978 Could Mean For You
By Luke Pelican

Lawsuit Filed Against New York’s Participation in RGGI

By Brian McGraw

>> CEI Podcast

June 29. 2011: Stealing You Blind

Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray’s new book is Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You. He explains why the Washington, DC area is the richest in the country, tells the story of the small-town city manager with a tax-free $1 million per year pension, and offers some reforms that could bring government down to a more appropriate size.