Chemo Scrambled My Brain

April 24, 2017

After years working as a nurse in critical care units, Anne Webster found herself lying in the hospital struggling to get well. She had been given the wrong dose of a chemotherapy medication to treat Crohn’s disease. The mistake had caused her bone marrow to shut down, and she’d developed pneumonia. As she lay in the hospital, she thought, “If I live, I’m gonna write about this.”

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Size Matters:

March 31, 2016

Why Oversize Dosage Vials of Cancer Drugs Are a Huge Problem

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Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Scott Knoer, chief pharmacy officer for the Cleveland Clinic, discuss the complicated ethical issues that arise from these shortages and their ideas for clinical and policy solutions to ensure that patients get the care they deserve

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Listen today at noon (ET) as Sheri Fink and our Yoram Unguru join Leonard Lopate to discuss chemotherapy drug shortages and the ethics of allocation

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‘Right to Try’ Laws

October 30, 2014

Compassionate, but misguided. According to our Yoram Unguru, neglecting the FDA’s role in guaranteeing drugs that are safe and effective

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