Persistent BCG Shortages Lead to Hard Choices in Bladder Cancer

Andrew D. Smith
Published: Friday, Apr 26, 2019
Dr Edward Messing

Edward Messing, MD

Over the years, the Tice strain of bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) has emerged as a go-to drug for treating primary and recurrent bladder cancer, but in the United States and some other countries, a constellation of marketplace dynamics has reduced manufacturers of this agent to a sole producer that is unable to keep up with demand. Available supplies are being rationed, and sufficient expansion of supply could be years away.
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