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How much choice is too much?

Nov 14, 2005
Medicare reaches an important milestone tomorrow, the first day seniors can sign up for the new drug benefit. As Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH, they aren't all thrilled about it.
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Screenwriters, or ad copywriters?

Nov 14, 2005
As more people find ways to skip over commercials, product placement in TV shows has become increasingly appealing to advertisers. Today, a coalition of writers and actors denounced the practice. Jeff Tyler reports.

California nurse-to-patient ratios

Nov 14, 2005
Nurses in California have come out ahead in a fight to increase the state-mandated nurse-to-patient ratio. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently abandoned a lawsuit to set the ratio 1-to-6. As Lisa Napoli reports, the current 1-to-5 ratio is being considered by other states.
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From the Money Matters Desk: Patient From Hell

Nov 11, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Professor Steven Schneider tells us how his cancer diagnosis changed his approach to health care.

Prescription Plan

Nov 11, 2005
Next week, seniors can start signing up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit. But are too many choices getting in the way? Kai talks to Princeton Health Economist Uwe Reinhardt.

Speaking of Bespoke

Nov 11, 2005
Goodbye business casual. Hello business suit. Want to out-dapper the other guy? English hand-made suits are all the rage. Patrick Hirsch reports.

And the tiny little Emmy goes to...

Nov 11, 2005
An Emmy Award for cell phone content? It begs the question -- what if they just phoned in their performance? Lisa Napoli reports on Hollywood's latest self-congratulatory endeavor.

What Would Aslan Do?

Nov 11, 2005
Next month Disney releases "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," based on C.S. Lewis's allegorical children's book. As Phillip Babich reports, Christian groups hope to spread the gospel by helping Disney market the film.

Prescription drugs, what a headache

Nov 11, 2005
A new survey shows a plurality of seniors have a negative view of the new Medicare prescription drug program. At the same time, a separate study shows more prescription drugs are being brought illegally into the U.S. from other countries. John Dimsdale reports.
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Let my vaccines go

Nov 9, 2005
Unlike in other pharmaceutical areas, there is no free market in the vaccine industry. Commentator and author Sally Pipes says that decades of disastrous vaccine policy have left us unprepared.
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