Rationing of cancer drug as shortages hit nationwide

Toni Dezomits has had to change her ovarian cancer treatment plan due to a shortage of chemotherapy drugs

Revelations 18:23:’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • US doctors forced to ration as cancer drug shortages hit nationwide
  • Experts say the US is currently suffering one of the most severe shortages of chemotherapy drugs it’s seen for three decades.
  • As of this week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said over 130 drugs were in short supply, 14 of which are cancer treatments.
  • As a result, some providers have been forced to extend the time period between patients’ chemotherapy sessions, while some patients have had to drive several hours to get treatment at different cancer centers.
  • “It’s already stressful enough to deal with cancer and your own mortality,” she said. “This is just another obstacle in front of patients that now they’ve got to think about.”

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