Supplies of chemo medicine dwindling

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Supplies of chemo medicine dwindling

Columbus Dispatch — Noelle Corrigan has a 5-year-old daughter with cancer.

That’s a lot to worry about.

But a national shortage of methotrexate, a potentially lifesaving chemotherapy drug that Makayla gets weekly, has compounded her fears.

“I’m very, very uneasy. I have a pit in my stomach,” said Corrigan, who lives in Twinsburg, in Summit County, and takes her daughter to Akron Children’s Hospital for treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

“The government needs to step in or somebody, and say there are certain drugs that should go into the category of lifesaving that should probably take precedence over whatever else is being produced. It’s a really big deal. These are cancer patients.”

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