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Drug Shortage

In Search of a Cure for America's Drug Shortages

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Buried under fancy-sounding terms like Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Special 301 is the real irony that availability of cheap drugs is not just a concern for the poor in an India or a China, but also for the poor back home in the US.

Childhood Cancer: The Continued Shortage of Life-Saving Drugs

Erin Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

The shortage of medication in the world of childhood cancer is not new. It is a recurring problem and a concrete plan needs to be enacted to keep it from happening -- ever.

Natural Living Is in Short Supply

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

When we consider many of the medicines that have been cited as being in short supply, such as injections for chemotherapy or injections inhibiting blood clotting, we are considering medications that are likely the product of a modern Western life far removed from the natural order of things.

Osteoporosis Drug In Short Supply, FDA Says

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living

* Company did not accurately forecast demand-FDA * Genentech to resume shipments in mid to late June WASHINGTON, June 7 ...

When the Reasons Are Unreasonable: The Childhood Cancer Drug Shortage

Jay Scott | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Recently, a news story documented the fact that dozens of children's cancer drugs are running out for reasons that include manufacturing problems and reduced production due to lower profits with generic drugs.

Dr. LaPook Goes to Washington

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Dr. Jon LaPook

2012-05-10-Screenshot20120510at4.16.14PM.jpgHow long does it take for Congress to pass potentially life-saving legislation that has widespread support and no obvious opposition? We are now at fifteen months and counting.

Drug Shortages and You: Who's At Risk, What's the Fix?

John Horton | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
John Horton

Drug shortages are a complex problem with multiple causes, not least of all manufacturing issues that can affect the safety of injectable medicines like biologics.

What's Behind Our National Drug Shortages?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It's easy to understand why millions of patients with cancer, infections, heart disease, central nervous system conditions and pain get riled up when they learn there are shortages of drugs for what ails them.

Confronting Pet Drug Shortages

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

As with all things, knowledge is power and so there are several proactive things you can do to find out if recent prescription drug shortages will affect you, your family or the animals in your life.

Half Of Injectable Drugs On Shortage List, Report Shows

Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living

A shortage of medicines in the United States that recently gained the attention of President Barack Obama is worst among about 75 products while s...

Obama Orders FDA To Avert Looming Drug Shortage

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Unprecedented drug shortages are threatening the lives of cancer patients and other seriously ill people, and the Obama administrat...

Why Do We Have Such A Shortage Of Drugs?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Two years into an escalating shortage of life-saving cancer drugs, regulators and lawmakers are still unable to identify why it is happening, let ...

Unprecedented Drug Shortage Endangers Patients

The Washington Post | Rob Stein, Published: May 1 | | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

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Life-Threatening Drug Shortage In The U.S.

DailyFinance | MELLY ALAZRAKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Unknown to most Americans, the country is now in the grips of a life-threatening drug shortage. Medical professionals are quite aware of it, however, ...