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Cancer Society Decries Drug Shortage By Brad Kepler


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It is unacceptable that some cancer patients can’t readily get the drugs they need because of supply problems, the Canadian Cancer Society says.

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Cancer Society Decries Drug Shortage By Brad Kepler

  1. 1. Cancer society decries drug shortage By: Brad Kepler
  2. 2. E there is m nda listing of unaa ble drug bydrug m nufa nsure a tory vila s a cturer.D elop ea wrning sy s to identifypotentia drug shortaes. ev rly a stem l gP sy s in pla to prev shortaes fromesca ting ut stem ce ent g la .W w other jurisdictions to inv a the root ca of the shortaes a a to ork ith estig te uses g nd ctprev themw possible. ent here
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