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Bird flu comes to Africa

Feb 9, 2006
Two more cases of bird flu have been confirmed in Nigeria. This comes a day after the first outbreak of the H5N1 virus was reported in Africa. There are worries that sub-Saharan Africa lacks the infrastructure to deal with a massive health crisis. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Health

The Ritalin Generation

Feb 9, 2006
Many of today's college students have grown up with a personal knowledge of ADD drugs. There's even a name for them: "The Ritalin Generation." Some students are abusing these medications, either for study aids or for a good time. Youth Radio's Michelle Jarboe reports from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she says there is a thriving black market for ADD drugs.
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The FDA and ADD

Feb 8, 2006
Senator Chuck Grassley is charging that the Food and Drug Administration isn't regulating prescription drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD). His remarks come as two FDA advisory panels prepare to meet to discuss ADD drugs. Helen Palmer has the story.
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Asbestos lawsuits bill

Feb 7, 2006
The Senate is set to vote today on whether to consider a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits. The bill's prompted intense lobbying and many observers don't expect it to pass. Eric Niiler reports on what happens next, if and when the bill dies.
Posted In: Economy, Health

WTO on GMOs

Feb 7, 2006
The US, Canada, and Argentina have all complained to the World Trade Organization about the EU's policy on genetically modified food. As Helen Palmer reports, today the WTO said Europe's policy will have to change.
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Health rationing

Feb 7, 2006
Soaring costs mean that the financial health of Medicare is deteriorating quickly. Commentator and health policy expert Jonathan Weiner says major surgery may be in order.
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'Frankenfoods' ruling

Feb 7, 2006
The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today on a dispute between Europe and the US over genetically modified foods. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake.
Posted In: Health

The return of silicone breast implants

Feb 3, 2006
As the FDA moves forward with plans to approve the return of silicone breast implants, a new report out today contends the FDA is bowing to business over science. Scott Tong reports.
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Regulating particulate emissions

Feb 3, 2006
The EPA today hears from outside scientists about proposed rule changes to regulate air-borne particulate emissions. As Sam Eaton reports, the debate pits public health advocates against proponents of economic development.
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Race-based drugs

Feb 3, 2006
Reporter Heidi Pickman looks at the new practice of race-based drug marketing.
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