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Cancer patients may need to change treatment because of the strike Anvisa

Manufacturer has not provided the remedy claiming that the imported raw material is retained because of strike

 
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The philanthropic AC Camargo Hospital may change the treatment of approximately 50 patients due to lack of xeloda chemotherapy. According to a spokesperson for the hospital, which is a benchmark in Sao Paulo in combating the disease, the manufacturer has not provided the remedy claiming that the imported raw material is on hold because of the strike of the servers of the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA).

The lab is expected to deliver only the first half of September, the hospital said. In this case, the treatments will be modified. The alternative to xeloda (oral) is intravenous chemotherapy - a procedure that requires hospitalization of the patient and application of the medicament may last for two to six hours. If xeloda be delivered by the end of the month, you will not need to change the treatment.

The administrator works Almir Braz, 45, would start the second cycle of chemotherapy to treat cancer of the digestive tract, when he was informed of the lack of medicine. I need to do three cycles of 21 days to prevent the return of the disease [after surgery], explains. He is unhappy with the change because it evaluates changes the routine hospitalization and treatment may influence recovery. She wanted to be with my family. This proximity creates a snowball positively contributes to overcoming the disease.

Hospital estimates that the stocks of at least ten other drugs may end if the strike persists for two or three weeks

According to the hospital, the change of medication does not interfere with treatment, because no history of patients showing a good clinical response to replacement. The hospital estimates that the stocks of at least ten other drugs may end if the strike continues for another two or three weeks.

<b> Inspections </ b>

For the executive secretary of the Brazilian Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosis (CBDL), Carlos Eduardo Gouvea, the shortage is a result of lack of inspections Anvisa. We had an initial stock, but with the extension of the strike, we could not maintain production, he said.

Despite the return of 70% of the servers of the regulatory agency, the entity estimates that the releases of imports will still be stuck. There is a limit of 20 releases for imports company, when there are companies with up to 200 to be made.

Gouvêa points out that the problem occurs in Brazil, according to a survey done by the chamber with 413 members. According to him, different tests can no longer be made.

This is what happened with journalist Sergio Coelho, 52, who attended a lab on Saturday (18) to do a battery of tests, but had to postpone the test dose of insulin. I could not do because the material was in short supply because of the strike. That's what they said. I asked to get in touch next week, reported.

Note <b> Anvisa </ b>

The National Union of Servers of Regulatory Agencies (Sinagência) Brazil informed the Agency that medicines and perishable cargoes are being released. We are working ten to 11 hours a day to ensure the release of the cargo. This problem may be occurring in states where state tax took the job, said Richard of Holland, communications director for the union.

Through note, Anvisa said he received no notification of shortages of medicine, food or health products. From 1622 servers, 1185 are working, according to a survey done on Aug. 14 by the sector's human resources agency. Finally, it reinforces that the federal government continues negotiations with the category.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Strike    ANVISA    Cancer Hospital AC Camargo philanthropic    Chemotherapy xeloda   
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