drug shortage

  • January 29, 2016  

    Shortages of some prescription drugs are forcing doctors to make difficult decisions, in some cases choosing one patient over another, or sharing a dose between multiple patients. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the rationing from Sheri Fink of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to revisit affirmative action in college admissions. A white student who was denied entry at the University of Texas in 2008 filed the case, calling the school’s race-conscious policy unconstitutional. Also, federal regulators moved to ease shortages of two cancer drugs. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    While more than 250 drugs were declared in short supply in the U.S. this past year, the latest worries centered on one called Methotrexate, considered essential for children battling leukemia. Ray Suarez discusses the problem and latest developments with Dr. Peter Adamson of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Continue reading