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Canadian drug tug-of-war

Jul 12, 2006
The Senate has drafted a resolution making it easier for Americans to buy cheaper prescription drugs north of the border. But as Helen Palmer reports, those drugs aren't as attractive as they once were.
Posted In: Health

Glucosamine doubles as skin lightener

Jul 12, 2006
The supplement widely used to relieve joint pain has been found to effectively fade age spots as well. Helen Palmer reports on glucosamine's new market potential.
Posted In: Health

Nielsen now rating commercial breaks

Jul 11, 2006
TV ad buyers and the Nielsen ratings system will begin tracking how many viewers are actually watching TV ads in the new world of TiVos and DVRs. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Abbey Klaassen about the shift.

Impaired in the workplace

Jul 11, 2006
Drugs or alcohol addictions can take a big toll in the workplace — but recognizing the problem often falls on the shoulders of concerned or frustrated coworkers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Medicare misinformation

Jul 11, 2006
Government auditors find insurance companies give incorrect information about the new Medicare drug benefit program two-thirds of the time. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Sobering news for wine industry

Jul 11, 2006
A new study finds global climate change could dry up the multi-billion-dollar US wine industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.

New drugs could get a different test

Jul 10, 2006
The FDA may significantly change the way it allows drugs to be tested. Marketplace's Helen Palmer explains to host Kai Ryssdal what that change could mean for drug companies and consumers.
Posted In: Health

Day in the Work Life: Honeymaker

Jul 7, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get stung by a bee keeper.

Medicaid ID requirements relaxed

Jul 7, 2006
In a victory for consumer activists, the Bush administration has loosened rules requiring specific documentation for Medicaid recipients to prove citizenship. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

No pre-nup? Try a post-nuptial

Jul 7, 2006
You've heard about a pre-nup. Why not try a post-nup? Hillary Wicai reports on a trend that's helping many couples live happily ever after.

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