Bipartisan lawmakers pressure FDA on common chemotherapies now in shortage
The US House of Representatives has turned a sharp eye to drug shortages over the past few months, with hearings and new caucuses to try and dampen the situation, but another bipartisan letter sent yesterday to FDA aims to keep the pressure up on cancer drug shortages.
Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Tim Walberg (R-MI) penned the letter to FDA Commissioner Rob Califf, expressing concerns around the shortages of two commonly used chemotherapies used to treat cancer, known as cisplatin and carboplatin, which are used for lung, gynecologic and breast cancers, as well as methotrexate, which is used in treating other forms of cancer.
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