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Why do drug shortages persist?
USA Today

Carey Fitzmaurice, a mother of two in Bethesda, Md., was battling ovarian cancer last spring with Doxil, a key part of a chemotherapy mixture that looked as if it was working. But last summer, supplies of Doxil dried up. When we spoke to Fitzmaurice in October, she was on a waiting list. The drug never came through. She continued therapy without it. Since then, the markers for her cancer have risen.

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