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A number of chemotherapy drugs are in short supply in the US, and according to this opinion article in NEJM , the main reason for the shortage is economic. "If manufacturers don't make enough profit, they won't make generic drugs," like many of these chemotherapy agents and, further, oncologists don't have much of an incentive to prescribe generic drugs since they themselves buy and sell chemotherapy agents, write Mandy Gatesman and Thomas Smith.

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