Modern medicines can be lifesavers. But they don't do much good if patients can't get them.
And, these days, drug shortages are a real problem. Turns out that a record number of medicines — to treat conditions ranging from cancer to life-threatening infections — are in short supply, the Washington Postreports.
There were shortages of 211 drugs last year, three times the number in 2006.
To talk about the reaction of the Arab world to Osama Bin Laden's death, Renee Montagne talks to Rami Khouri, an international affairs analyst at the American University of Beirut. He's also the editor-at-large of the Beirut–based Daily Star newspaper
Ambassador John Negroponte served in the Bush administration as the permanent representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004. He was ratified by the Senate as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. on Sept. 15, 2001, four days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Osama Bin Laden was living in Pakistan when U.S. forces found him and he was killed in a firefight. U.S. officials have said they acted without the prior knowledge of Pakistan. Retired Pakistani Gen. Talat Masood talks to Renee Montagne about what Pakistan may have know about bin Laden.
Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.
Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. He was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. For some analysis, Renee Montagne talks to counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen of the Center for a New American Security.