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A national survey of health professionals showed that drug shortages are taking a heavy toll on cancer patients, forcing treatment changes and delays that for some patients meant worse outcomes, more therapy-related complications ...
Cancer Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Seeking to ease potentially dangerous shortages of a key cancer drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced it had fast-tracked the approval of the first generic form of ...
Medications Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Shortages of key tuberculosis drugs are posing a real hazard to patients throughout the United States, a new report finds.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A national drug shortage has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children, teenagers and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma enrolled in a national clinical trial, according to research led by St. Jude Children's ...
Cancer Dec 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Canada needs a national approach to managing its supply of pharmaceutical drugs, starting with a mandatory reporting system for drug shortages, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) and CPJ (Cana ...
Medications Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In February, the United States came within weeks of running out of preservative-free methotrexate, a generic drug that is an essential component of chemotherapy treatments for the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic ...
Medications Apr 24, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages - at least for the time being - that have patients worried about missing life-saving treatments.
Medications Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Shortages of key drugs used to fight infections represent a public health emergency and can put patients at risk, according to a review published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. Frequent anti-infective shortages can substantially alter clinical care and may ...
Medications Jan 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pssst. Wanna buy some chemo drugs? A new trend in pharmaceutical sales has raised concerns over ethics and patient safety, as companies buy up critical cancer drugs in short supply and attempt to resell them at huge markups.
Medications Nov 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
(AP) -- Unprecedented drug shortages are threatening the lives of cancer patients and other seriously ill people, and the Obama administration's plan to tackle them is but a small step toward solving a complex ...
Medications Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday directing action to head off shortages in life-saving prescription drugs, in his latest bid to bypass gridlock in Congress.
Medications Oct 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Shortages of vital drugs, particularly cancer-fighting medication, have raised concerns in the United States, where regulators often have to race to try to find replacements.
Medications Sep 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 3
Monika McBride has acute myeloid leukemia, a life-threatening blood cancer that requires six months of intensive chemotherapy. Three days before her third treatment, however, a nurse called to cancel her appointment: Her ...
Medications Aug 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0