Pediatric Drug Shortage Crisis Ongoing

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 23, 2012

Please ask Congress to act now!

The pediatric drug shortage crisis is ongoing. Recent FDA actions are providing some short-term solutions but the crisis remains.

At an FDA briefing on February 21, 2012, Dr. Peter Adamson, Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group called upon policymakers to act swiftly on the drug shortage bills already introduced in Congress.

“If we can induce remission in children with leukemia in four weeks, I would challenge our colleagues in Washington to enact legislation in four weeks’ time,” he said.

Thanks to you, thousands of messages were sent to Congressional offices last week. This week, some positive steps are being taken. However, the pediatric drug shortage crisis is far from being resolved.

Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to accept Dr. Adamson’s challenge and act on the drug shortage issue — and make kids with cancer a priority.

Thank you for Speaking Up for Kids’ Cancer!  

In service of our children,

Kathleen Ruddy
Executive Director
St. Baldrick’s Foundation