Isotope Prices Go Up

Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:54 AM

The Department of Health is confirming the price of medical isotopes is rising.Minister of Health Mary Schryer tells us, the Regional Health Authoritys are mandated to deal with the supply, and she says they are doing a good job handling the cost increase.
Schryer says the higher rate went into effect on August the 1st.
The price increase comes as Ontario's Chalk River reactor has gone offline, causing health authorities to try and secure isotopes.