Health

Pages

0

Ballooning health spending

Feb 22, 2006
A new report out today predicts that healthcare spending will account for 20% of the GPD by 2015. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health
0

The cost of diabetes

Feb 22, 2006
The American Diabetes Association today plans to quantify how much the disease costs employers, and offer recommendations on how businesses can help fight the malady. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Health
0

Pharmaceutical goodwill ambassadors

Feb 22, 2006
Many sales reps for GlaxoSmithKline will now take on the added duty of goodwill ambassador for the drug industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Health
0

The FDA and generic drugmakers

Feb 17, 2006
The FDA announced today that it wants to charge user fees to companies who make generic drugs. Helen Palmer looks at the reasons behind the FDA push, and what it means for generic drug makers.
Posted In: Health
0

Canadian drug shortage?

Feb 17, 2006
A free-market think tank north of the border warns that the land of the maple leaf could face a prescription drug shortage, given the amount of Canadian medicines sold to Americans over the Internet. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health
0

Investing in disaster

Feb 16, 2006
One of Silicon Valley's biggest venture capital firms will invest $200 million into a pandemic and bio-defense fund. The VC fund also invested in Google and Amazon. Helen Palmer looks into whether its latest idea has legs.
Posted In: Health, Investing, Wall Street
0

Killer prices?

Feb 16, 2006
Genentech's drug Avastin is a highly effective treatment for colon, breast, and lung cancer. It's also incredibly expensive. Genentech says society has to be willing to pay more for the benefits of life-sustaining drugs, but Commentator Jamie Court says drug companies have a moral obligation not to price them out of reach.
Posted In: Health
0

Bird flu in Germany

Feb 15, 2006
Germany has become the latest European country to confirm that bird flu has reached its territory. Two dead swans were found to have the H5N1 virus. Veterinary experts have begun a 2-day meeting in Brussels to discuss further measures to combat the disease. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health
0

Medicaid to Medicare

Feb 15, 2006
Today the federal government stops reimbursing states that picked up the tab during the Medicare prescription drug debacle earlier this year. Amy Scott repots on whether states have succeeded in moving eligible seniors off Medicaid rolls and into the new program.
Posted In: Health
0

Managing cancer

Feb 14, 2006
A new book out says that in the future, cancer will be a manageable disease, not unlike diabetes. But as Helen Palmer reports, managing cancer won't be affordable for everyone.
Posted In: Health

Pages

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

emcolligan's picture

Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

NickMullins's picture

When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...