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BCG shortage?!

4 years 8 months ago #46878 by Alan
Makes one wonder. They know roughly how many are under treatment and roughly how many new cases there are each year. That shouldn't be too difficult to forecast two or three months out for production. Ridiculous! Sorry to read that.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #46877 by Nicke
Yes, I have seen a letter from MEDAC, a supplier of BCG for intravesical treatment in Sweden. MEDACs supplier for BCG has production problems. This means MEDAC is not able to deliver any BCG until earliest in September.

MEDAC also claims it has been some shortage of BCG for the last two years.


Translated with google translate:
https://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apoex.se%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F07%2FBCG-infobrev-juli2014.pdf

Niklas

12-12 Diagnosis
13-1 Turb TAG1
13-5 Turb Ta low grade, multiple
13-10 Turb TaG2, multiple
13-11 Mitomycin 8 weeks + 6 month
15-01 Turb

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #46876 by sara.anne
A year or so ago there was a severe shortage. There were only two companies that provided BCG. This is the first I have heard of it this year, but it is not unlikely.

PS Just looked it up and indeed there is another shortage

http://www.ashp.org/menu/DrugShortages/CurrentShortages/Bulletin.aspx?id=915

http://www.thejournal.ie/bcg-shortage-1527365-Jun2014/

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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4 years 9 months ago #46875 by gina
Has anyone else heard this? My treatments are being postponed from August to October...any input appreciated!

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