Supply of sodium bicarbonate solution, a vital drug used for open-heart surgery, organ failure and chemotherapy, is running dangerously low in the US. It’s an ironic situation because the drug’s base ingredient, regular baking soda, is found in most people’s kitchens. The…
The Problem with Propofol
May 14, 2020
Demand for propofol—the ubiquitous intravenous anesthetic—has skyrocketed since the drug became key to ventilating ICU patients with COVID-19. But hospitals have seen stressful shortages. Why?
US Plan to Import Meds Strains Canadian Goodwill
August 12, 2019
There’s a problem with US President Trump’s new plan giving states, wholesalers, and pharmacies a green light to import cheaper drugs from Canada: Canadians are not on board.