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Study ties drug shortage to poorer cancer survival

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Published: December 27, 2012
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Young cancer patients who couldn't get a key medicine because of a national drug shortage were more likely to suffer a relapse than others who were able to get the preferred treatment, doctors report. It's the first evidence that a long-standing drug-supply problem probably has affected cancer treatment results in specific patients.

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