Children's cancer drug could soon run out

4:58 PM, Feb 13, 2012   |    comments
Methotrexate is used to treat childhood leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. (The New York Times)
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- A children's cancer drug could soon run out at the nation's hospitals, according to the New York Times.

The drug is called methotrexate and it's used to treat leukemia.
It's also used to used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
The F-D-A says the situation is quote "dire."

One of the reasons supply is so low right now is because a major supplier suspended operations.
The company apparently had "significant manufacturing and quality concerns," the Times reports.

Other manufacturers say they are attempting to up their production of the drug.


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