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Drug used to treat childhood leukemia in short supply

A doctor says when methotrexate is given to childhood leukemia patients its cure rate is 90 percent or better. But a shortage of the drug has patients and their families worried. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is among those pressuring pharmaceutical companies to increase the supply.
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A doctor says when methotrexate is given to childhood leukemia patients its cure rate is 90 percent or better. But a shortage of the drug has patients and their families worried. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is among those pressuring pharmaceutical companies to increase the supply.

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