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Ban on French birds

Feb 28, 2006
The threat of bird flu has caused the US to ban some poultry and live bird shipments from France. Helen Palmer reports on the fallout.
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Rising health costs hurt hospitals

Feb 28, 2006
A new study out shows high healthcare costs have left most hospitals in Southern California in the red. As Helen Palmers reports, healthcare facilities across the country face a similar bind.
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As parents work, children suffer

Feb 28, 2006
A comprehensive study finds increasing numbers of working parents around the globe don't have enough time off to care for ailing children. From the Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai has more.
Posted In: Economy, Health
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Bird flu summit

Feb 27, 2006
Bird flu experts from around the world assemble in Washington today to discuss how businesses can prepare for a possible outbreak. Eric Niiler reports.
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Flonase injunction

Feb 24, 2006
A federal judge in Maryland has granted Glaxo Smith Kline's request for an injunction. The British company wants to stop sales of a generic version of its best-selling allergy drug Flonase. Generic drug makers want a piece of the $1.2 billion dollars Flonase brings in each year. And they say Big Pharma's using hard-ball tactics to shut them out. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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The smoking lounge is open

Feb 24, 2006
Cities across the US, including New York and Los Angeles, have banned smoking in restaurants and even bars. Chicago finally caved into that peer pressure last month... perfect timing for the city's new luxury smoking lounge. Diantha Parker reports.
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Dr. Wal-Mart

Feb 24, 2006
Wal-Mart will be expanding its health insurance program, covering the children of part-timers and reducing the waiting period for coverage eligibility. They'll also be opening cheap clinics in some stores. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, businesses across the US are watching.
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Glaxo defends Flonase

Feb 24, 2006
The FDA, under fire for sluggishness in approving generic drugs, announced this week that it had OKed a generic version of the popular nasal spray Flonase. In response, the drug's maker, GlaxoSmithKline, took legal action to halt the move. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Lead paint verdict

Feb 23, 2006
A Rhode Island jury has found three makers of lead-based paint liable for millions of dollars in cleanup costs. As Sam Eaton reports from the Sustainability Desk, the verdict opens up the possibility that other states will follow suit.
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Hunger report

Feb 23, 2006
A report out today says that 25 million Americans use some kind of food assistance, up 8% from 2001. From the Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

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