Drug Shortages For Pediatric Cancer

Premiere DateMar 8, 2016
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
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02:08 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Dr. Unguru
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05:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Pediatric Cancer
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08:18 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Bioethics in Drug Shortage situations
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10:09 The Daily Beat Outro
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11:06 The Good Life The Burnt Ones
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16:06 Finish
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This week on the Daily Beat: We learn about the national drug shortages that have sent doctors and pharmacists scrambling for alternative medications for a wide range of diseases.

Today on the Daily Beat, Tuesday March 8, 2016: Part 2 with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Unguru and his colleagues created a framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology. As he tells The Takeaway, “These types of decisions should never be made by any one individual, no matter how smart she or he is. You can imagine that you want the perspectives of a broad group of people. So one of the recommendations that we actually have is that every institution have a committee that has broad representation,” including physicians, pharmacists, patient advocates, social workers and others.

Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…

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