Drug Shortages

ASCO Resources Related to Drug Shortages

The medical community is currently experiencing ongoing, and in some cases, worsening shortages of critical drugs. Key information is provided below.

Comments, concerns, suggestions for best practices, etc. pertaining to drug shortages, may be submitted using this form*. (*Please note: this form is for the collection of comments, questions, and best practices. It is not for urgent matters and is not monitored daily.)

To help ASCO’s advocacy efforts on this issue, please share your story about how drug shortages have impacted your patients and practice. Your first-hand experience caring for people with cancer is the most powerful motivator for change.


Answers to questions about oncology drug shortages published herein are provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (“ASCO”) for voluntary, informational use by providers in the rapidly evolving drug shortage crisis. This information does not constitute medical or legal advice, is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions, does not endorse products or therapies, recommend or mandate any particular course of medical care, and is not a statement of the standard of care. New evidence may emerge between the time information is developed and when it is published or read. The information is not comprehensive or continually updated. This information is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating provider in the context of treating the individual patient. ASCO provides this information on an “as is” basis, and makes no warranty, express or implied, regarding the information. ASCO specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose. ASCO assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of this information or for any errors or omissions. Use of the information is subject to the complete ASCO website Terms of Use.

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