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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Job Files: Pharmacist

Jan 6, 2006
In this installment of the Job Files, we check in with pharmacist Steve Kaufman.
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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.
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Canada's overcrowded waiting room

Jan 5, 2006
Many Americans envy Canada's public health care system, where government pays for your essential medical needs. But Canadians often find they have free access... to a long wait. As Steve McNally reports, Canada may have to move closer to the American model.
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Bird flu deaths in Turkey

Jan 5, 2006
Two people in Turkey have died from bird flu, the first such cases outside Southeast Asia. European public health officials are now concerned the deadly disease may have reached their doorstep.From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
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Viagra's other benefits

Jan 3, 2006
A new study points to the possibility that erectile dysfunction drugs could help improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients. As Helen Palmer reports, the application could help revive flagging sales of ED drugs.
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New Medicare plan takes effect

Dec 30, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug program goes into effect this weekend, but as Helen Palmer reports, less than 9% of one of its main target demographics has signed on.
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