Chemotherapy still stands as a cornerstone in the battle against cancer. However, in recent times, a disconcerting trend has emerged – the shortage of chemotherapy drugs. The U.S. is facing shortages of more than a dozen cancer drugs, as well as hundreds of other medications, including antibiotics. The shortfall has impacted hundreds of thousands of patients. This scarcity has sent ripples of concern through medical communities worldwide, prompting an urgent examination of its underlying causes.