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  • Janine Rankin

Cancer patient stares down the cost of buying time



It’s heartbreaking, frustrating, and it blows her mind.


Palmerston North cancer patient Lydia Pei-Pereira is relying on crowdfunding for the $6000-a-month medicine that is offering hope of buying more time with her family.


The monthly bill for the unfunded drug Qinlock is making the possibility of moving away from friends and supporters to Australia seem attractive.


For there, the drug is available for $42 a month.



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