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Drug shortages felt across the country

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Wendy Ackerley is far from alone.

The Halifax-area woman detailed her experience this week with trying to address a shortage of Tamoxifen, the medicine she needs to fend off breast cancer.

As Drew Bethune, the senior medical director of the province’s cancer care program, told The Chronicle Herald’s Stuart Peddle, between 600 and1,000 people in the province are affected by the shortage.

Tamoxifen fights breast cancer, both before and after treatment. It inhibits estrogen production and has been in use for about 30 years. Ackerley started on Tamoxifen in early 2018 after a mastectomy.

It’s an effective drug, so you can imagine Ackerley’s horror........

© The Guardian