• How are you all being affected by the drug shortage? My husband is in his 3rd round of chemo (and into his 3rd year) for colon cancer. The tumor is in his lung, (removed from colon). We go every other week and every other week I panic that he will not ge

    Asked by mamajltc on Thursday, October 27, 2011

    How are you all being affected by the drug shortage? My husband is in his 3rd round of chemo (and into his 3rd year) for colon cancer. The tumor is in his lung, (removed from colon). We go every other week and every other week I panic that he will not ge

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    • mspinkladybug's Avatar
      mspinkladybug

      personally I think the drug co need to be sued for murder! this is a big crock!!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • mamajltc's Avatar
      mamajltc

      I was talking with someone about this. I was saying that when a parent holds back from drugs to save a child's life they go to trial for murder (justifiably so!). But when big fat wallet drug companies hold back, it's considered justified with every stinking excuse in the book for it..and even lots of supporters!
      I could not agree with you more!

      over 5 years ago
    • emtp12's Avatar
      emtp12

      I am currently beginning my journey and spoke with a local oncologist at a small cancer center. He informed me of the shortage. We opted not to go to that facility, and are currently scheduled to see an oncologist at a large hospital, where there are clinical trials available. I spoke with another local cancer center about 20 minutes away who said as far as the shortage it is all about the wholesaler they go through, they have never had a shortage, and they would gladly provide what ever chemo the larger cancer center recommended at a 20 minute drive as opposed to a 2 hour drive. So for lack of a better term it is good to "shop around".

      over 5 years ago

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