Schumer warns about bladder cancer drug shortage locally

Schumer warns about bladder cancer drug shortage locally


LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER IN ROCHESTERTODAY. HE TALKED ABOUT THE DRAMATIC SHORTAGE OF A MAJOR BLADDER CANCER DRUG CALLED TICE B-C-G. THE SHORTAGE IS HITTING THE ROCHESTER- FINGER LAKES REGION PARTICULARLY HARD. SCHUMER CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION. HE SAYS AS DEMAND IS SKYROCKETING — DRUG COMPANIES ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP. KATHY RIDEOUT–A NURSE PRACTITIONER AND CANCER SURVIVOR SAYS THE MEDICATION IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR HER AND OTHERS LIKE HER. IN 2019, THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EXPECTS OVER 80 THOUSAND NEW CASES OF BLADDER CANCER, NEXT HOUR A COMMUNITY MEETING IN ROCHESTER WILL ADDRESS THE GROWING CONCERNS OVER FIRE

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