Clinical Trials: an Odyssey

The sad truth is that I help find clinical trials for seriously ill patients from Russia. I’m filling a gap that ought to be catered for by the state healthcare system. I help a colleague help patients on their way to treatment – and life, in many cases. If you win an Olympic medal for Russia, the government gives you the keys to a new Mercedes and $52,000 to $120,000 in cash (a present that the taxpayers, effectively, pay for). If you get cancer, as could happen to anybody, the government turns its back on you. Does it sympathize only with those of its citizens who are healthy, I wonder?