ASCO Calls on Congress to Solve the Growing Crisis of Cancer Drug Shortages

22 Feb 2012 10:57 AM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

At a Feb. 21 press conference held by the Food and Drug Administration to discuss the latest shortage of methotrexate, ASCO President Michael P. Link, MD, praised the agency's efforts to address critical shortages, but said Congress needs to develop legislation that would result in permanent solutions.

"FDA, our pharmacists, physicians and manufacturers have cobbled together patches, but we cannot continue to practice medicine from crisis to crisis," Dr. Link said. "Many other drugs remain in shortage and we need permanent solutions." Read more at ASCO in Action.

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