A black sheep in the nuclear family

Collier, Roger
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p668
Academic Journal
The article reports on the prevention of creating a global back-up plan in the medical isotope supply industry. According to a European isotope supplier, MDS Nordion prevented an effort to create a back-up plan to lessen the effects of a disruption to the industry. The Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers called for the creation of an isotope coordination policy. MDS Nordion stands firm on its decision and consistently refuses to share information about planned maintenance shutdowns, claiming that a back-up plan would not be necessary.


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