Cancer drug shortages are creating dire circumstances for some patients.
Lovelace B, Jr, Kopf M. NBC. April 11, 2023.
Shortages of life-saving cancer drugs have been a problem for many years and were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This news article reports that low profitability of manufacturing generic drugs contributes to this shortage. Until these cancer drugs are available, many patients will receive no treatment, or treatment that is less than ideal.