Posting: # 18684
story from New York Times.
I have seen some cases of the same phenomenon in Europe, when wholesalers have been very forthcoming with supplies of trial material until they are told it is for use as a comparator in a BE trial. Then suddenly there is 'a problem with the supply chain' or some such vague excuse for quickly terminating the call.
"(...) targeted cancer therapies will benefit fewer than 2 percent of the cancer patients they’re aimed at. That reality is often lost on consumers, who are being fed a steady diet of winning anecdotes about miracle cures." New York Times (ed.), June 9, 2018.