Tackling Cancer Drug Shortages for Clinical Trials: Oximio’s Comparator Sourcing Solution

Recent times have seen a shortage of essential cancer drugs, particularly in the US and Europe, which has sparked concern amongst the medical community and patients. These cancer drug shortages have been attributed to various factors including manufacturing and supply chain issues. The consequences have been dire, impacting patient access to life-saving treatments and leading to potentially compromised cancer care.

Patients suffering from various types of cancer rely on a consistent and uninterrupted supply of chemotherapy drugs to manage their conditions and improve their chances of recovery. The drug shortages have led to treatment delays, adjustments in treatment plans, and in some cases, patients being forced to switch to alternative medications that may not be as effective or may come with more adverse side effects. Moreover, these shortages have placed additional emotional and financial burdens on patients already dealing with the stress of their medical conditions.

Some of the cancer drugs shortages include:

  • Carboplatin
  • Cisplatin
  • Oxiplatin
  • Fludarabine phosphate
  • Dacarbazine
  • Methotrexate
  • Amifostine
  • Azacitidine
  • Capecitabine
  • Abrazane
  • Vincristine
  • Tamoxifen

Efforts to mitigate the impact of the cancer and chemotherapy drug shortages have involved collaboration among healthcare providers, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Alternative treatment options are sometimes explored, such as using different dosing schedules or substituting with similar drugs, but these solutions are not always ideal and can still compromise patients’ well-being.

Addressing Cancer Drug Shortages for Clinical Trials with Oximio

Thanks to Oximio’s widespread presence across Europe, USA, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, we possess the capabilities and capacity for sourcing medicines at a local level and globally. This expansive coverage allows us to conduct thorough and unbiased analyses of availability, while also offering highly competitive pricing. Additionally, we are adept at acquiring products with the necessary expiration dates, batch requirements, and the shortest possible lead times.

Cancer treatment stands as one of the most significant therapeutic domains within the realms of clinical research. Oximio gains a distinct advantage from its direct access to essential medicines in this field. These medicines are supported by comprehensive regulatory documentation, underscoring their reliability.

Oximio is uniquely positioned to deliver optimal solutions within the market, complete with global shipping options, impressive lead times, a diverse range of dose formulations, and flexible quantities.

To find out how our comparator drug sourcing can support you with access to cancer drugs for your clinical trial, please contact us.

Further Reading:

Keytruda® – Breaking the price barrier for clinical trials.
Comparator Sourcing for Clinical Trials.