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Vioxx replacement

Aug 25, 2006
Merck is looking to replace its once-popular painkiller Vioxx with a new drug called Arcoxia. But after all the Vioxx lawsuits, are consumers game to try it? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Morning-after pill's over-the-counter bottom line

Aug 24, 2006
The FDA today approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B, ending a long political debate. But what financial impact will it have? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Dudley of the National Research Center for Women and Families.
Posted In: Health

Working with cancer

Aug 24, 2006
More than 650,000 working Americans are going to get cancer this year and most of them will return to work. That means employers are going to have to figure out a way to deal with the disease as well. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Stem cell breakthrough?

Aug 24, 2006
A biotech company claims it can create embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos. But that still might not be enough to entice investors. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Mission: Spy expo

Aug 24, 2006
Each year, Raleigh, North Carolina, hosts a meeting of spies where the public can meet real, live James Bonds — and sometimes endure a sales pitch at the same time. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Rite Aid is growing

Aug 24, 2006
The drug store chain Rite Aid said today it's buying the Eckerd and Brooks chains from a Canadian firm. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Tom Cruise as investment strategy

Aug 23, 2006
After 14 years Paramount Pictures has said it'll end ties with megastar Tom Cruise. His camp announced they'll finance future projects using hedge fund money. Jeff Tyler has the story.
Posted In: Investing

Californians movin' out

Aug 23, 2006
It seems that "California Dreamin'" isn't quite as ideal as it used to be for many Americans. There's evidence that suggests people and businesses are headed out of state. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Paying the price for obesity

Aug 22, 2006
A study released today suggests that obesity has been a major factor driving Medicare spending growth in the last 15 years. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Wyeth battles Prempro lawsuits

Aug 21, 2006
About 4,500 women have filed lawsuits against Wyeth for failing to warn them of cancer risks from its menopause drug Prempro that were found in a 2001 study. The first of those cases goes to trial tomorrow. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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