As we have been reporting for some time on FightColorectalCancer.org, the US is facing a major drug shortage crisis. Specifically in colorectal cancer, there are shortages of 5-FU, leucovorin and irinotecan.
Patients are scared and bewildered when told by their health care providers that the drugs that are helping them fight their disease are no longer available or are in frighteningly low supply.
What do you do?
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Lindsey Poppe, the Pharmacy Clinical Manager for Oncology for the University of North Carolina hospital system. She talked about the alternatives and options that patients have when directly faced with this situation.