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DeCamp et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2946) share the results of a Working Group on Chemotherapy Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology with six suggested steps to remedying the drug shortage issues in for children with cancer.
Accompanying this article is a terrific commentary by Dr. Dianne Murphy and colleagues (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4018) to show the relevancy of the cancer drug shortage situation to other potential pediatric drug shortage situations.
This is an important issue to think about—and the two articles will give you plenty to then talk about with your specialists as well as your fellow primary care practitioners who coordinate the care and therapies for your patients with chronic illness.