I want to get down on my knees and thank each and every one of you who yelled, kicked, clicked and screamed about the shortage of the drug methotrexate. According to PAC2, who I must continually thank for uniting us and educating us, “the methotrexate crisis is averted”! The childhood cancer community has come together in these past few weeks, with a voice that has been heard! Like I said in the title to this post, “I am SO stinkin’ proud of you!”
This news came today from a FDA webinar:
1) The FDA has approved APP Pharmaceutical’s application to manufacture preservative free methotrexate
2) Manufacturing at Hospira has increased earlier than expected
The FDA concluded:
“We now have sufficient available supplies and will continue to see more in weeks to come.”
Further updates will come, as there are other potential drug shortages on the horizon.
If you would like to listen to the webinar, call 800-839-8792.
I send a huge thank you to Dr. Adamson from CHOP, for leading us in the legislative battles that loom around and about childhood cancer. Your leadership truly blesses us. Please keep doing what you are doing… saving children’s lives. You help give clarity to the issues for those of us who want to learn what we can do to help stop childhood cancer.
Dr. Adamson speaking about the drug shortage on PBS News Hour:
Finally, I’m thinking that Dr. Adamson must be a pretty fun guy to hang out with. (I see all of you laughing!) Anyone with a sense of humor, (direct and to the point) like the one he shows below, has got to be okay!
In the quote below, it appears that Dr. Adamson challenges Congress to complete passing this legislation in the same it takes for him to get children with ALL into remission. He is not joking.
“I certainly understand that passing legislation is complex, difficult. I suspect, however, that it is no more complex or difficult than curing a child with cancer. And I can absolutely tell you it is no more complex or difficult than what children with cancer face everyday.”
~ Dr. Peter C. Adamson, Chairman, Children’s Oncology Group
Emma Grace is someone fighting cancer today…
What a beautiful girl she is!
Let’s continue our fight for her and for all the other children fighting.
Way to Yell, Kick, Click and Scream my friends!
It is clearly apparent that somebody cares. Nice work.
Yes… nicely done.