Nuclear pharmacists cope with isotope shortage

Traynor, Kate
July 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 14, p1132
Academic Journal
The article reports on how nuclear pharmacists deal with isotope, technetium 99 meters generator, shortage in the U.S. It notes that the generator does not last long at the pharmacy. It notes that nuclear pharmacies work flexible hours and find means to extend each generator. It points out that a nuclear pharmacy may prepare a unit dose at 4:00 a.m. for 8:00 a.m. delivery to a clinic before the shortage.


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