ASCO Statement on White House Executive Order on Drug Shortages

October 31, 2011

Aaron Tallent

"The problem of cancer drug shortages continues to compromise the best possible patient care and is setting back the significant advancements being made in clinical cancer trials. ASCO has worked hard over the past year to raise awareness of these shortages and to find both immediate and permanent solutions. The White House executive order is a good first step to addressing the problem. ASCO stands ready to work with Congress and all oncology stakeholders on a comprehensive solution that puts patient health and research progress first," said ASCO President Michael Link, MD.