It seems like there's a new warning every week about our aging population and what it means for government entitlement programs, among other things. Marketplace's Chris Farrell is here to separate fact from fiction.
Anti-aging creams are a growing share of the cosmetics market, but the FDA warns that if companies claim pharmaceutical benefits from their products, the FDA will review them as drugs.
In the 1920s, an entire industry devoted to denying age and inviting youth emerged. The "midlife industrial complex," as author Patricia Cohen describes it, created a culture that pressures middle-aged adults to pass as young.