NICE Reverses Its Decision and Now Recommends Radium-223 (Xofigo) For Men Who Have Had Chemotherapy

According to Prostate Cancer UK The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its second draft decision on the availability of radium-223 (Xofigo). Different from the original draft this draft recommends that radium-223 be made available on the NHS for men with advanced prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy [...]

A New Plant to Manufactor Radium-223 Dichloride (Xofigo) Is Scheduled To Be Built

A few weeks during a devistating manufactoring problem and eventual shut down of all production many men who were relying on Xofigo (radium-233 dichloride) were put into the untenable position of missing their scheduled doses. There was mass confusion about what to do in this circumstance. Men and their doctors didn't know if they should [...]

Xofigo To Again Be Available to New Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Bayer Healthcare has announced that they will be resuming production of Xofigo® (radium Ra 223 dichloride) for new patients beginning on Monday, November 17th. Xofigo is the newly FDA approved radiopharmaceutical treatment for men with castrate resistant metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC) with bone metastases without any known visceral metastases. On October 8, 2014 Bayer informed [...]

Bayer HealthCare Announces the Resumption of the Production of Xofigo (Ra 223 dichloride)

Bayer HealthCare has announced that they have now resumed production of Xofigo (Ra 223 dichloride). Bayer has indicated that an initial lot of Xofigo has already been released so some patients will be able to re-start their treatment as early as this week. Bayer is in the process of contacting treating physicians with the news. [...]

Good News from Bayer – The Xofigo Problem May Be Resolved & Bayer Hopes that the First Batch Will Be Delivered in November

Today, Bayer supplied Malecare with an update about the status of the Xofigo shortage. Bayer has told us that they have identified the cause of the problem and have implemented a system to resolve the problem. They are hopeful that the first batch of drug will able to be released in the month of November, [...]

Xofigo distribution temporarily suspended because of a recently discovered manufacturing problem

The world wide supply of Xofigo (radium Ra-223 dichloride) available for patients will run out on October 10, 2014. Xofigo is the newly FDA approved treatment for men with castrate resistant metastatic prostate cancer (CRPC) with bone metastases without any known visceral metastases. Individual batches of drugs are inspected prior to release to patients. Bayer’s [...]

Hopefully A Good Re-Start from Bayer Healthcare in Mending Their Ways & Building Trust with the Prostate Cancer Community

I want to share that I am hopeful that we have made progress with Bayer Healthcare and the issues I have written about surrounding the newly approved treatment for men with castrate resistant prostate cancer, Xofigo. I have shared that they failed to support the early access trials because of what they claimed were supply [...]

Ra 223 Dichloride (Xofigo®) Approved by the FDA

More great news for men with advanced prostate cancer that is castrate resistant and who also have symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Today, Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved (radium Ra 223 dichloride). Xofigo (zo-FEE-go) is the first and only alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic [...]

Bayer Healthcare and Algeta Disappoint & Let Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer Down

The committee to start the early access clinical trials for drugs and treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer has been very hard at work. Based on the leadership and tenacity of Jan Manarite of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) we have managed to encourage, beg and cajole a number of pharmaceutical (pharma) companies [...]