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Not enough drugs to go around: Algerian patients sound the alarm

Hospital management has asked us to ... s a drug shortage because we don’t tell them about it. But it’s different for patients with chronic illnesses. I’ve seen many cancer patients in the hospital ge... read more

How to derail the ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Top public-health officials descended on Capitol Hill last Thursday to sound the alarm about ... Most are hospital patients. If new antibiotics aren’t discovered, “procedures we take for granted — inc... read more

Healthcare Security Regulations: Challenges or Opportunities?

And with the dreaded Y2K projects, hopefully, behind us, data security and privacy protection becomes ... This survey was completed in June 1999, and included respondents from a range of acute care ho... read more

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Hospira's CEO Discusses Q4 2010 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The other piece of color I would give you on this topic is there was actually a very well-written article in the Wall Street Journal on February 1 titled Drug Shortages Distress Hospitals ... doesn't ... read more


Venezuela doctors sound alarm on reported return of diphtheria

The Health Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Venezuela's economy is in a tailspin, with shortages of items from disinfectant to chemotherapy drugs crippling the health sec... read more

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

“No one wants to come out and make it sound ... said its hospital system now has five to eight pharmacists a day working on nothing but managing shortages. Shortages are also hitting surgery centers, ... read more

Essential drugs, short supplies

The pharmacy specialist in pediatric oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital forecasts the availability of lifesaving drugs, such as chemotherapy agents ... on availability. If a shortage looms, she and ot... read more

NC woman shocked to see 'lesbianism' listed as medical problem on health chart

A North Carolina health care system said it is investigating after a patient who was having bloodwork done found “lesbianism” listed under medical problems on her record. Kristina Rodriguez, of Indian ... read more

US Congress acts to avert helium shortage

The US Congress, entrenched in a titanic budget battle, managed to come together Thursday to pass legislation that prevents a market shortage of helium ... And for party balloons, of course. "The impe... read more

Huge Mob in Montclair after Police Shut Down Barstool Blackout

Update 11:38 p.m. Ten people were transported to Mountainside Hospital in connection with tonight’s incident ... The scene erupted around 9 p.m. A tipster wrote to us at 9:03 pm: “There’s a lot of pol... read more

WIDER IMAGE-Syria sanctions indirectly hit children's cancer treatment

US and EU sanctions are not designed to target ... In the cancer ward at Damascus Children's Hospital, doctors are struggling with a critical shortage of specialist drugs to treat their young patients ... read more

A tale of two unnecessarily doomed aboriginal girls with leukemia

But oncologists say it may be the result of the two weeks of chemotherapy the girl underwent at McMaster Children’s Hospital in August before her mother pulled her out. There’s no “may” about it. It’s ... read more



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