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Faced with a drug shortfall, doctors scramble to treat children with cancer.

Rabin RC. Faced with a drug shortfall, doctors scramble to treat children with cancer. New York Times. October 14, 2019.

Drug shortages create potential complexities in drug therapy that can result in unsafe medication use. This story examines a vincristine shortage affecting pediatric patients.  Systemic factors contributing to the problem discussed include medications produced by a single supplier and workarounds when supplies are threatened.