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The battle for Tamiflu

Nov 16, 2005
Gilead and Roche have been engaged in a dispute over the production of the drug Tamiflu. Now the two have reached an agreement. Stephen Beard reports.
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Choice and confusion

Nov 15, 2005
Helen Palmer reports on the government's new prescription drug program for seniors, which opens for enrollment today.
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Over-the-counter drugs: Who really benefits?

Nov 15, 2005
Commentator Christopher Bowe warns consumers who want over-the-counter access to prescription drugs to be careful what they wish for.
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How much choice is too much?

Nov 14, 2005
Medicare reaches an important milestone tomorrow, the first day seniors can sign up for the new drug benefit. As Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH, they aren't all thrilled about it.
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California nurse-to-patient ratios

Nov 14, 2005
Nurses in California have come out ahead in a fight to increase the state-mandated nurse-to-patient ratio. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently abandoned a lawsuit to set the ratio 1-to-6. As Lisa Napoli reports, the current 1-to-5 ratio is being considered by other states.
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Prescription drugs, what a headache

Nov 11, 2005
A new survey shows a plurality of seniors have a negative view of the new Medicare prescription drug program. At the same time, a separate study shows more prescription drugs are being brought illegally into the U.S. from other countries. John Dimsdale reports.
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Let my vaccines go

Nov 9, 2005
Unlike in other pharmaceutical areas, there is no free market in the vaccine industry. Commentator and author Sally Pipes says that decades of disastrous vaccine policy have left us unprepared.
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SARS lessons

Nov 7, 2005
This year, the disease on everybody's mind is bird flu, but two years ago it was SARS, which left hundreds dead in Asia and also hit Toronto. As Steve McNally reports, the city learned some valuable lessons.
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Merck gets a win

Nov 3, 2005
Drug company Merck won big today in New Jersey when the jury in the second Vioxx trial found that the company properly warned doctors and patients of the drug's risks. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Where will the Saints go marching in?

Nov 3, 2005
Sports business consultant David Carter discusses the future of the hurricane-displaced New Orleans Saints football team with host Lisa Napoli.
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