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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.
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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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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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Mine safety

Feb 2, 2006
The US Mine Safety and Health Administration has asked coal mines nationwide to "Stand Down for Safety" -- to run through their safety procedures for an hour on Monday morning. As Helen Palmer reports, the mining industry has been getting safer overall, but critics say safety enforcement has slipped.
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Plan B on Part D

Feb 2, 2006
With lawmakers scrambling to right the new Medicare drug program after a troubled launch, some Republicans are calling for fixes drug makers might like. Scott Tong has more.
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Health saving accounts - what might they mean?

Feb 1, 2006
The State of the Union address focused most strongly on foreign affairs and terrorism. But the president gave a push to one of his favorite initiatives: Health saving accounts. As Helen Palmer reports, the prospect of more cash flowing into these new health care accounts is reshaping health insurance -- and financial services.
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Time to unlink healthcare and work

Feb 1, 2006
Conservative commentator Steve Moore says that the US needs to stop linking healthcare and employment.
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