Managing the impact of drug shortages
by Mary Ruth — last modified Feb 24, 2012 11:16 AM
The story "Shortages Of Life-Saving Drugs Getting Worse" aired today on WFAE 90.7, Charlotte's NPR news source.
The story talks about a national shortage of the drug methotrexate which is used to treat childhood leukemia and a type of bone cancer, among other diseases. It discusses steps taken at the N.C. Cancer Hospital to handle this specific drug shortage as well as the overall strategy at UNC Hospitals for managing the numerous shortages that exist for other drugs.