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Saving us from ourselves?

Oct 27, 2005
Pharmaceutical company Roche is temporarily suspending shipments of Tamiflu to the United States to prevent stockpiling of the drug and make sure there's enough for later. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Rock, real estate and Alan Greenspan

Oct 26, 2005
The sound of the rock and roll underground recently is defined by two genres: a psychedelic folk revival and what the kids call electroclash. Why this, and why now? Ian Svenonius explains.
Posted In: Economy

Junior insomniacs?

Oct 26, 2005
A new study finds that youth under 18 are the fastest growing segment of the sleeping pill market. As Helen Palmer reports, Big Pharma is encouraging the trend.
Posted In: Health

Performing surgery on Medicare and Medicaid

Oct 25, 2005
Congress is making a big push this week to come up with spending cuts to help lower the federal budget deficit. In the spotlight today were proposals to trim Medicare and Medicaid. John Dimsdale reports from Washington.
Posted In: Health

Say what you will about WalMart...

Oct 24, 2005
...but the country's biggest employer knows when to beat a strategic retreat. Today it will introduce a cheaper health plan for workers. Helen Palmer reports that it's not a simple story, though.
Posted In: Health

Your Mileage Will Vary

Oct 21, 2005
Wonder why your car doesn't get the mileage the dealer said it would? Don't worry &mdash; it's not you. The Environmental Protection Agency is finally planning to change the way it estimates mileage ratings. <em>Marketplace's</em> Scott Tong gets behind the wheel.

Movie theaters being Left Behind

Oct 21, 2005
The third installment in the Rapture-based <em>Left Behind</em> Christian movie series opens today nationwide. But you wont find it at the local multiplex. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

A diabetes treatment: worth the risk?

Oct 20, 2005
Merck and Bristol Myers-Squibb have developed a new diabetes drug, Pargluva. Last month, an FDA panel recommended approval. But it seems it can double the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Cheryl Glaser has more.
Posted In: Health

Medicaid changes in Florida

Oct 20, 2005
Washington has approved sweeping changes to Florida's Medicaid plans. State and federal officials are hoping to make the program "more sustainable." Critics say that means less care. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Hospitalizing the arts

Oct 19, 2005
Millions of Americans go without health insurance &#8212; self-employed artists are frequently among that number. One New York hospital has come up with a creative way to reach out to them. Jessica Mador has our story.

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