Doctors can’t prescribe the drug in the US because it hasn’t been FDA approved.And with an embargo still in place, American patients can’t legally fly to Havana for treatment. In July 2011, two weeks after completing a second round of chemotherapy, he and his wife, Maya, boarded a plane for Lima to get Cima Vax treatment in Peru, where it’s legal.Y., to make plans to submit an application to the Food and Drug Administration this summer for a 70-patient trial to test the drug’s safety — in what would likely be the first-ever US clinical trial of a Cuban therapy.For now, though, Cima Vax is out of reach — at least for most patients.
It’s a legacy of the US embargo: With drugs from the US unavailable, Cuba had to develop its own pharmaceutical industry.
Among its biggest accomplishments is a novel treatment for lung cancer called Cima Vax.
The Cuban data on Cima Vax is promising, prompting an American oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.
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