Currently two of the leading drug suppliers for various cancer drugs are running behind schedule due to such demand and this has been causing some serious issues. Fortunately the good news is that today the FDA officially announced that new suppliers have been brought on board to provide tested and correct medication in order to supplement the demand. No longer will there be such a shortage of much needed cancer drugs thanks to the increase in supply.
The drugs currently experiencing a shortage are used to treat multiple types of cancers and for the past 3 to 6 months it has been nearly impossible for doctors to get enough to actually treat many patients. In the next few weeks the FDA is hopeful that the supply will once again be able to catch up to the ever increasing demand. If this is the case it is possible that thousands more patients will be able to be treated quickly and efficiently thanks to increased supply. The FDA has also made it clear that in the future they will be doing anything and everything possible to decrease or eliminate shortages such as this. It will likely always take a little bit of time to source supplementary supplies but the good news is that a long term drug shortage such as this should not ever happen again as long as the FDA stays on task and continues to work to find new suppliers and sources.