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Canadian healthcare refugees

Jan 17, 2006
Everyone knows Canada provides free healthcare to all its citizens. So why are a growing number of Canadians coming to the US for medical attention? Steve McNally has the answer.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Universal flu vaccine

Jan 16, 2006
Helen Palmer reports on the race among drug companies to find a universal flu vaccine to treat a possible outbreak of avian flu.
Posted In: Health, Science

Maryland to Wal-Mart: Provide healthcare!

Jan 13, 2006
Maryland just passed a bill mandating that big employers provide healthcare to workers - or pay the state. Of the four companies in Maryland that fit the bill, only Wal-Mart doesn't already offer healthcare to virtually all workers. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Roche's technology transfer to Africa

Jan 12, 2006
Swiss drug maker Roche has launched a new technology inititative to help the world's least developed countries manufacture one of its AIDS drugs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Pre-marketing a non-existent vaccine

Jan 6, 2006
Glaxo Smith Kline asked European healthcare regulators to okay a plan to market a vaccine that could stop the spread of bird flu. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports that the vaccine is still in development.
Posted In: Health

The cost of sick days

Jan 6, 2006
One survey last year calculated the annual cost of sick days at more than $600 per employee. New research suggests it's probably higher. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports that the financial side-effects go beyond the obvious.
Posted In: Health

That pesky healthcare

Jan 6, 2006
President Bush is likely to include a call for new and better healthcare markets in his State of the Union address later this month. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard says we need them.
Posted In: Health

Cloning scandal fallout

Jan 6, 2006
Repercussions from the South Korean cloning scandal continue to reverberate. This week, Science magazine announced a rare retraction of an article authored by the researcher at the heart of the scandal. Helen Palmer looks at whether the scandal has cooled investor enthusiasm for life sciences ventures.
Posted In: Health, Science

The Job Files: Pharmacist

Jan 6, 2006
In this installment of the Job Files, we check in with pharmacist Steve Kaufman.
Posted In: Health

Safety Deficit Disorder

Jan 5, 2006
The FDA is investigating the safety of drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. As prescriptions have grown, so have reports of heart problems. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

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