Resolve the serious shortage of critical drugs such as BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) for patients with bladder cancer!
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The drug BCG (Baccillus Calmette-Guerin) is an immunotherapy that is the the gold standard for treating bladder carcinoma in situ. My father-in-law was diagnosed in the spring of 2014. He began treatment with BCG and at this time he requires further treatment with BCG. However, he, along with many others in his situation nationwide, cannot receive the drug in a timely manner due to a shortage.
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We create this petition today and write to you in your official capacity as President and the Chairmen of the respective Senate and House committees with oversight of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request your assistance in resolving the serious drug shortages that continue to plague the nation. These critical drugs, provide vital therapies to thousands of individuals across the country every day. Without these medications our lives, and those of our children and loved ones are at immediate risk.
As you know, the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law July 2012 providing the FDA with new ways address drug shortages. However, despite that passage of the FDASIA, the problem continues at an alarming rate with shortages becoming more common each day.
We write to ask that you use your position as the Chairmen of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to ensure that the FDA is doing all that it can to work with drug manufacturers to resolve this issue immediately before more patients are put at risk. Specifically, we request that you:
1. Immediately, utilize whatever means: incentive, import, and expediting drug approvals resolve current drug shortages.
2. Develop clear plans to prevent future drug shortages.
We thank you for your immediate attention to this critical issue and look forward to your response.
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