Twin Cities clinics, hospitals face s...

Twin Cities clinics, hospitals face shortage of chemotherapy drugs

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 3, 2010, titled Twin Cities clinics, hospitals face shortage of chemotherapy drugs. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Cancer clinics and hospitals in the Twin Cities are scrambling to deal with a nationwide shortage in four chemotherapy drugs, but officials say they have worked to make sure the patient impact doesn't go beyond anxiety.

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Dog_Eat_Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 4, 2010
Could this also mean more people are getting cancer?, It's a conspiracy to thin the population!
Junkyard 38

Thunder Bay, Canada

#2 Dec 4, 2010
Shortage what a laugh, just another ploy by the manufactures to get higher prices. No concern for the patient, but the bottom line. GREED.
Abe

Wickenburg, AZ

#3 Dec 4, 2010
This shortage may not be related to Obamacare, but ...

... get used to it. Shortages of medical care, medicines, and doctors are coming, and rationing will be the government's "solution", especially if you area senior citizen.
Mary

Chaska, MN

#4 Dec 4, 2010
Since supply is short, does that mean my chemo treatment will now cost more

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#5 Dec 4, 2010
Abe wrote:
This shortage may not be related to Obamacare, but ...
... get used to it. Shortages of medical care, medicines, and doctors are coming, and rationing will be the government's "solution", especially if you area senior citizen.
Teva Pharmaceuticals is an Israeli company. I am on more than one medication made by them. I've had very bad luck with Teva and its drugs and this 'regulatory problem' that caused some of the chemotherapy agents to be pulled until 2011 makes me nervous. I wonder why the names of the first three drugs are not listed here?
Reason

Schofield, WI

#6 Dec 4, 2010
As you people have no idea about the manufacture of chemo drubs you simply are speaking from a position of ignorance.
Angie

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Dec 4, 2010
Headline screams of shortages of four drugs and doesn't name them? Great job.
Ecomonics 101

Fort Dodge, IA

#8 Dec 4, 2010
FDA stops production of drug "a".... Why, were they doing somthing unsafe or did the current government not like something they did?
Hate to say it, but look at the headlines and you need to ask...

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