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FDA Rushes To Fix Shortage Of Cancer Drugs
2012-02-21 15:03:31

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans on Tuesday to help resupply the U.S. with two leading cancer drugs. The agency said they will address shortages of two leading cancer drugs by allowing one of them to be imported from abroard, and rush approval for a new manufacturer to make the second. "We're not out of the woods," Dr Sandra L Kweder of the Food and Drug Administration's drug center told the New York Times. "But these two particular shortages have been very, very...

2012-02-16 10:59:00

As the world´s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, many of ASH's more than 16,000 members are on the front lines of dealing with the country´s severe shortage of methotrexate, a drug critical in the treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). This morning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that two manufacturers plan additional releases at the end of this week, at the end of February, and continuing...

Childhood Leukemia Drug In Seriously Short Supply
2012-02-15 11:48:04

Methotrexate, a lifesaving drug used to treat childhood leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis, is in such short supply that hospitals across the country fear supplies could be exhausted in just a few weeks, leaving thousands of children at risk, health officials say. Despite looming fears, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week that the shortage should ease before hospitals run out. But drug makers are giving few details about how they will find a long-term solution. The...

2012-01-08 08:00:00

NY Dermatologist Joshua Fox, MD offers tips for best treatments for Psoriasis. Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2012 Some skin diseases are more than skin deep. Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. This noncontagious condition often appears on the skin as red, scaly patches that itch and bleed. Psoriasis frequently starts between the ages of 15 and 35, but can appear at any time. New research in the news indicates that...

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