Cancer patients are facing widespread shortages of chemotherapy drugs

Comment on this storyComment Cancer patients and their doctors are grappling with a record shortage of effective chemotherapy, putting their treatments and their lives at risk. Most are cheap generic drugs that have been used in cancer medicine for decades, says Satyajit Kosuri, clinical director of the stem cell transplant and cell therapy program at the University of Chicago, who has experienced the consequences firsthand. At the end of last year, there were 295 active drug shortages, ranging from antibiotics and anesthetics to cardiac mediations and chemotherapy drugs, according to…

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