Over the last decade, drug shortages have sent doctors and pharmacists scrambling to find alternative medications for a wide range of diseases, including pediatric cancer and Crohn’s disease. These shortages have produced a disturbing story about a form of healthcare rationing, according to Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Hospital at Sinai, and Scott Knoer, chief pharmacy officer for the Cleveland Clinic. Here, they discuss the complicated ethical issues that arise from these shortages, and their ideas for clinical and policy solutions to ensure that patients get the care they deserve.
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