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Verastem: Too Cheap

Previous clinical failures mean ... Cancer Network (NCCN) published an updated guideline regarding the treatment of CLL. The NCCN guideline articulates the recommended first and second line treatment ... read more

Drug shortage crisis puts public health at risk

In a 2011 survey, the American Hospital Association reported that 82% of hospitals had to delay therapy due to a drug shortage ... the disease. Cancer drugs are commonly affected by shortages, often r... read more

Many US cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study. The financial burdens are ... read more

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Drugmaker under fire for taxpayer-funded cancer drug that costs $129,269 a year

Two nonprofit groups have petitioned the federal government to take actions to increase the competition for a cancer drug ... also needs to be a greater focus on the critical challenge facing patients ... read more


AMA: docs declare drug shortages public health emergency

This would lead to drug manufacturing sites being designated as critical infrastructure. Risk management ... The AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency to facilitate preparation for disasters ... read more

18 Million Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022

An aging population coupled with improved treatment methods mean more people will survive cancer. But at what cost? The American ... of their disease. Cancer drug shortages are also becoming more comm... read more

Prostate cancer research yields hope, disappointment

Research has shown that the same gene mutations are responsible for several cancers, including prostate, breast and ovarian, which means a man may stand a greater risk of getting prostate cancer ... “ ... read more

FDA continues to fight drug shortages in U.S.

In response to President Obama's executive order to help prevent future drug shortages, the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday announced a series of steps to increase the supply of two critically ne... read more

Using generic cancer drug could save many millions of dollars

The researchers, publishing online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, say that if all CML patients ... drugs physicians prescribe first, and they regularly do. Doing so here w... read more

1 High-Yield Blue Chip Set To Soar And 1 You Should Ignore

However, this is largely due to the high risk nature ... The promising cancer drug was projected to have $5 billion in peak annual sales potential. However, a recent third-line small-cell lung cancer ... read more

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