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Nikki Abbondondelo, 51, of Bethpage is battling ovarian
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Nikki Abbondondelo, 51, of Bethpage is battling ovarian cancer and relies on Doxil, a chemotherapy drug on the short-supply list. She says she may have to just wait it out until more comes in. (Aug. 24, 2011)(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

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LI hospitals, patients cope with drug shortages

More than 180 medications — from those treating cancer and childhood leukemia to surgical anesthetics and painkillers — have appeared on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's list of critical shortages this year. (Aug. 24, 2011)