A bottle of Potassium Iodide is seen at the West Marin Pharmacy on March 15, 2011 in Point Reyes Station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fallout Fears Cause Bay Area Run On Potassium Iodide

Japan’s nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the Bay Area and much of the West Coast for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage—even though the risk is only in Japan.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

HealthWatch: Radioactive Medicine Exposure Concerns Feds

It’s a virtual cure for a potentially fatal disease. But an investigation by the federal government found it could put others at risk.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/14/2011