News tagged with drug shortages

Fear in US as drug shortages mount

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.

Sep 04, 2011
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US drug supplies run short, endangering patients

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 ...

Aug 19, 2011
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Cancer drug 'scalpers' corner US market

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.

Nov 29, 2011
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Cancer drug shortages hit 83 percent of US oncologists

Eighty-three percent of cancer doctors report that they've faced oncology drug shortages, and of those, nearly all say that their patients' treatment has been impacted, according to a study from researchers at the Abramson ...

Jun 03, 2013
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