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Cancer specialists concerned about national shortages of vital drugs

"My point in raising this publicly is not to alarm patients," Dr. Gerald Batist, director of the Segal Cancer Centre at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital. "But to start to bring this into the public discourse so that we have some pressure on our government and on drug producers to find a solution to this."

Dr. Bruce Colwell, a medical oncologist at QEII Health Sciences in Halifax, sees more frequent drug shortages at his hospital. "I've dealt with sometimes two, three [shortages] but eight is for me a record," said Colwell, who's also president of the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists.

Read the full story on CBC News, August 5, 2019.

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