Episode 1: We have a problem

September 12, 2019

Listen Now: The Etherist Podcast – Episode 1: We Have A Problem. Featuring, among others, our Yoram Unguru discussing drug shortages in pediatric oncology

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Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics sees firsthand how drug shortages can increase medication errors, delay lifesaving treatments, and lead to patient deaths

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Drug Shortages

April 11, 2016

For more than 10 years, hospitals have been plagued by shortages of important drugs, sometimes forcing doctors to decide who will receive them, and who will die. Experts, including our Yoram Unguru, explain why these shortages occur, the unfortunate outcomes, and what they do to try to minimize the damage

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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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In a new paper and New York Times Special Report, oncologist and bioethicist Yoram Unguru tackles one of medicine’s most wrenching dilemmas.

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Shortages of life-saving medicines and drugs are becoming increasingly common. Our Dr. Yoram Unguru speaks with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast about his working group’s blueprint for preventing drug shortages.

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