Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone

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Drug shortages don’t sound like the kind of thing that could happen in the United States. Yet shortages of drugs ranging from cancer treatment to painkillers have become commonplace. Guest include our Yoram Unguru

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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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Dr. Dorry Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, estimated that organs from 500 to 600 H.I.V.-positive potential donors have gone to waste each year and that allowing those donations could save more than 1,000 people

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A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station – but what would happen if it did? And what lessons could be learnt for treating similar emergencies on Earth?

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Despite severe shortages of health workers, the government is encouraging its doctors to leave – a move that has landed it in the high court

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