Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 8, 2014 50 years ago this week, the Surgeon General of the United States issued a report that linked smoking to lung cancer. A look at how that affected the industry and where we are now.
Jan 8, 2014 The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Jan 3, 2014 For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.
Dec 30, 2013 At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
Dec 30, 2013 Starting on Jan. 1, the maximum monthly tax benefits commuters can get for mass transit is set to drop.
Dec 19, 2013 Airport officials are urging Congress to raise the cap on passenger fees from $4.50 to $8.50.
Dec 17, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Dec 13, 2013 John Koskinen is expected to be recommended for confirmation as IRS commissioner.
Dec 12, 2013 Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.