Shortages of “supportive care” drugs, for chemotherapy-induced nausea or to protect the kidneys, can delay cancer treatments, said Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist & bioethicist at Sinai and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. When he gets the hospital’s list of shortages, “I scream, I shout, I shake my head”

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Secret recordings captured physicians’ concerns that more children seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery. Their hospital kept doing the operations

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A look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages – with comments from our Yoram Unguru

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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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Our Yoram Unguru joins host Lisa Autz to discuss shortages of pediatric oncology drugs – focusing on findings from a working group led by Dr. Unguru that provided recommendations for dealing with this difficult situation

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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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Our Yoram Unguru’s letter to the editors of the WSJ, “Before children and their parents or guardians decide to participate in a research study, they must understand that the purpose of research isn’t to provide direct benefit”

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Berman Institute Scholars launch a curriculum for training diverse healthcare workers to apply palliative care principles to pediatric patients suffering from sickle cell disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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