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Medical isotope bill’s fate uncertain

Mass. firms stand to gain if supply system is updated

Doctors use isotopes to help diagnose some diseases. A doctor reviews images of a heart. Doctors use isotopes to help diagnose some diseases. A doctor reviews images of a heart. (Lantheus Medical Imaging)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / January 29, 2010

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WASHINGTON - The highly lucrative market for radioactive isotopes used in cancer scans and other medical procedures is at the center of a political struggle in Congress, where a Republican senator is blocking a measure backed by, among others, a majority of Democrats and Republicans and a large imaging supplier in Massachusetts. (Full article: 995 words)

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