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A compromise on Medicare

Dec 15, 2011
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden have a plan.
Posted In: Health, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden, Medicare

Plan B could go O.T.C.

Dec 7, 2011
Today, the FDA decides whether to sell the morning after pill over-the-counter. Over-the-counter drugs can often make drug makers a lot more money than prescriptions.
Posted In: Health, prescription, pharmaceuticals

Lipitor makes way for generics

Nov 29, 2011
Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug loses patent protection December 1. It could have happened sooner.
Posted In: Lipitor, generic drugs, Health, health care

New approaches to football helmets aim to curb concussions

Nov 24, 2011
A new line of helmets are built to not just cushion the blow but provide data as well.
Posted In: football, NFL, Health

Teen birth rate hits lowest level in decades

Nov 18, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting this morning that teenage girls in the U.S. are having fewer babies than ever before.
Posted In: pregnancy, teen, Health

Higher premiums for unhealthy lifestyles

Nov 17, 2011
More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.
Posted In: Health, health care, smoking, obesity

Supreme Court to decide on fate of Obama health care law

Nov 10, 2011
The Supreme Court meets today to decide on the fate of a number of cases. Among them is the suit surrounding the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Health

Why insurance companies want the individual mandate

Nov 9, 2011
The individual mandate that would require all Americans buy health insurance is one of the heated issues coming to the Supreme Court as it considers the constitutionality of Obamacare.
Posted In: Health

GlaxoSmithKline gets hit for off-label marketing

Nov 3, 2011
The pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay a $3 billion fine to the U.S. government. But drug makers are fighting back.
Posted In: Health

GlaxoSmithKline reaches $3 billion settlement

Nov 3, 2011
The British drug maker will pay the U.S. government a big settlement, in part because of a Medicaid fraud scheme.
Posted In: Health

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