Editorial

The Continuing Impact of Oncology Drug Shortages

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CS, ANP, AOCNP®

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.


J Adv Pract Oncol 2013;4:113–117 | DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2013.4.2.1 | © 2013 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

Drug shortages have been troubling the oncology community for more than 2 years. But in a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in late 2012, we received the first proof that drug substitution can most definitely lead to poorer outcomes for our patients. Editor-in-chief Pamela Hallquist Viale reports on this significant study and its sobering implications.




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