Cancer Drug Shortage Leads to Less-Effective Substitute Drugs, Study Finds

Abby Alonzo was eight weeks into treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma and doing great when her doctor informed the 9-year-old's parents that one ingredient in the cocktail of chemo drugs she was receiving was no longer available, and they would have to use a substitution. "It's scary, and I was alarmed but I didn't really have a sense of how critical this drug was," said Katie Alonzo, Abby's mother. "When something like this happens, you have to put your faith in the doctors." But by 12 weeks into...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.