Facebook Pixel

Francine Hardaway: Overprescribed Anemia Drugs

Rate This

The Washington Post has a story on how anti-anemia drugs, prescribed for many patients undergoing chemotherapy, can actually shorten a patient’s life. Have you seen the ads about the cancer patient who is too tired to play with his grandchildren, and then takes Procrit? Procrit is also prescribed by surgeons so lessen the use of blood transfusions during joint replacements and other surgeries accompanied by blood loss. But apparently neither making you more energetic or preventing you from needing a transfusion are FDA-approved uses for Procrit. Those ads will soon go away.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy