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  • n. A particular drug used in the treatment of cancer.


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  • It contains a similar active ingredient to leucovorin, but Fusilev costs $177 a dose versus $7.41 for leucovorin, said Frederick Smith , a Chevy Chase, Md., oncologist.

    Drug Shortages Distress Hospitals

  • A brand-name drug called Fusilev has stepped in to fill the shortages in leucovorin, the cancer drug.

    Drug Shortages Distress Hospitals

  • Another company, Premium Health Services of Columbia, Md., was offering the cancer drug leucovorin for $270 a vial, more than 50 times the typical sale price, according to the congressman.

    Congressman Investigates High Drug Markups

  • Of the situation with Fusilev he writes, In fact, as the weeks pass, the likelihood of a permanent leucovorin shortage grows.

  • Of the 140,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, about 80,000 are expected to rely on typical treatments such as fluorouracil or leucovorin, both currently in short supply, said Nancy Roach, a board member at the patient group Fight Colorectal Cancer.

  • "It's like having a revolver to your head," said Bob Dierker, a 66-year-old lawyer from Fairfax, Va., who couldn't get a vital colorectal cancer drug, leucovorin, during his treatments last year. Top headlines

  • Gray-market vendors offered leucovorin at a 3,170 percent mark-up, the new report showed. Top headlines

  • Consider that shortages of a common cancer drug named leucovorin didn't start until the FDA approved a similar competitor that worked as well but, because it was new, was 58 times more expensive, the pair wrote.

    The Seattle Times

  • Concomitant use of d,l-leucovorin with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV patients was associated with increased rates of treatment failure in a placebo-controlled study.

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Submits Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Ready-to-Use Formulation of FUSILEV® in Colorectal Cancer - Yahoo! Finance

  • Oxaliplatin injection, used in combination with infusional 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin, is indicated for adjuvant treatment of Stage III colon cancer in patients who have undergone complete resection of the primary tumor, and in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.

    RedOrbit News - Technology


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