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Not a fun week at Merck

Nov 28, 2005
Merck's announced plan to cut 7000 jobs isn't a shock - their stock dropped big time after they withdrew Vioxx, and potentially huge legal damages are on the horizon. Helen Palmer has more from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Big week for Merck

Nov 28, 2005
A new round of Vioxx proceedings is expected to begin today and tomorrow in state and federal court. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake for Merck.
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Dance dance revolution, baby

Nov 28, 2005
Parents may worry kids hooked on video games may not be getting enough exercise. But a new generation of video "exergames" looks to change that. Helen Palmer reports.
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A future lost

Nov 25, 2005
A bill setting up an asbestos victims' trust fund is scheduled to come before Congress next January at the earliest. Reporter Meghan Daum talked with one family for whom it's too little, too late.
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Goodbye discount cards

Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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The diabetes effect

Nov 24, 2005
Diabetes not only impacts the health of millions of Americans, it's also taking a toll on the local economies where it's most prevalent. Andrea Gardner explains.
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New rule, Brittania

Nov 23, 2005
Fat people will now be denied certain kinds of operations to cut costs in Britain's state-run National Health Service. Patient groups condemn the decision as callous and unfair. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
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Poultry fears in China

Nov 23, 2005
New outbreaks of bird flu have triggered restrictions on poultry imports in Hong Kong, and poultry sales are way down. Ruth Kirchner reports.
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Bird flu prevention

Nov 22, 2005
Commentator Natasha Loder argues more money needs to be spent to prevent a possible bird flu pandemic at its source.
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"You'll shoot your eye out, Ralphie."

Nov 22, 2005
US PIRG releases its 20th annual survey on toy safety today. Jeff Tyler reports.
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