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Patient Advocate for CancerConnect.com and Acclaimed Writer, Jamie Reno, Delivers Devastating News of Lifesaving Cancer Drug's Discontinuation
Date:8/26/2013

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

According to Jamie Reno, an award-winning correspondent for Newsweek, he received a note from GlaxoSmithKline spokesperson, Bernadette King, on August 7th saying that the company would halt the manufacturing and sale of Bexxar on February 14th 2014. Reno immediately then posted the story to his national news blog, The Reno Dispatch. Further citation can also be found at PipelineReview.com in their report published August 6, 2013. The post indicates the many problems with discontinuing the cancer drug and discusses why the drug many have been cancelled in the first place. For Reno, it was a personal blow.

Reno has been in remission for more than thirteen years because of Bexxar, and he has spoken with countless other survivors who wouldn't be here today if it weren't for radio-immunotherapy in the form of Bexxar and its competitor, Zevalin. Although the spokesperson for GSK said they tried to make the drug available to patients through a wide range of options, Reno disputes their claim that their ultimate decision was the correct one. GSK says that they plan to make the cell line that is responsible for the production of Bexxar available for research purposes. Zevalin, which is manufactured by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, will remain on the market but is also in financial t
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