High insulin prices have more people with diabetes sharing medicine and supplies

Jun 20, 2022
Many people with diabetes who can't afford the insulin they need to stay alive are turning to social media for help.
Alina Bills lives with Type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump to regulate her blood sugar.
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Need a CT scan? You may have to wait weeks, thanks to lockdowns in China and dye shortages

May 31, 2022
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, a critical Shanghai plant that produces the dye has been operating at reduced capacity for weeks.
Hospitals low on contrast dye are doing some CT scans without it or are booking patients weeks or months in advance. 
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Vials, syringes, packaging: The small but vital components of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Sep 18, 2020
Are there enough vials, syringes and packaging to get an approved vaccine where it needs to go?
Developing a COVID-19 vaccine is vital, and so are the components needed to deliver it.
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Buy America order could worsen medical supply shortages, economists say

May 12, 2020
More than 200 economists have signed a letter to President Trump and congressional leaders. They say a Buy America order the Trump administration is contemplating for medical supplies would push up prices and exacerbate shortages.
The Port of Los Angeles. The Buy America initiative may raise the price of medical supplies imported from China.
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COVID-19 stirs questions about medical supply chains

Mar 26, 2020
Dependence on global supply chains can be useful in a crisis only if countries don't set up export barriers like some are now with medical supplies.
A doctor wearing personal protective gear checks a ventilator on March 16.
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