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Shortages of Critical Drugs Becoming Worse

Today’s New York Times has a good (and scary) article reporting that essential drugs are becoming scarce or simply unavailable:

Drug Scarcity’s Dire Cost, and Some Ways to Cope. New York Times, by Roni Caryn Rabin. Tuesday, November 13, 2011. When Jenny Morrill, who has been battling ovarian cancer since 2007, went to the hospital for her scheduled chemotherapy treatment in June, the nurse greeted her with both good news and bad.

“She said, ‘The good news is that you’re doing really well on this drug Doxil. The bad news is that we have no Doxil to give you,’ ” said Ms. Morrill, 55. “My jaw dropped.”

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