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Mar 6, 2019

Why are there drug shortages in the U.S.?

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The U.S. and China, The U.S and India, Brexit — there are a lot of factors contributing the global economic slowdown. A judge rejects the Trump administration's attempt to block disclosure rules regarding gender, race and pay at large companies. Plus, we look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages.

 Today's show is sponsored by VistaprintAmazon Web Services and Clearbanc.

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OECD: Global economy is slowing

Mar 6, 2019
The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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The U.S. and China, The U.S and India, Brexit — there are a lot of factors contributing the global economic slowdown. A judge rejects the Trump administration’s attempt to block disclosure rules regarding gender, race and pay at large companies. Plus, we look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages.

 Today’s show is sponsored by VistaprintAmazon Web Services and Clearbanc.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director