drug shortage

  • PORTLAND, ME - JANUARY 18:  Pharmacy Technician, Gloria Oates, fills out a prescription of Levoxyl at Rosemont Pharmacy January 18, 2006 in Portland, Maine. As confusion and early problems arise from the new Medicare prescription drug benefit program, the state of Maine as well as a number of other states is stepping in to guarantee that patients will get the medications they need while the glitches are worked out of the program.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    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