Drug makers Merck and Schering-Plough will join forces under Merck's name in a deal worth $41 billion in cash and stock. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ashley Milne-Tyte about how both companies stand to benefit from the deal.
At a forum, President Obama discussed reforming the health care system with leaders in the field. Aetna CEO Ronald Williams speaks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the things Obama will have to consider to fix the system.
A big portion of President Obama's stimulus package is directed at increasing health coverage for more Americans. But commentator Edward Miguel says the new focus on fixing health care will put stress on Obama's bipartisan pledge.
Today is Apple's annual shareholder meeting, and the company's stock is down 50 percent from nine months ago. Investors want to know how the illness of CEO Steve Jobs factors in on the equation. Rico Gagliano reports.
An annual federal report out today finds health coverage could nearly double within the next decade. By 2016, public payers could be doling out more than half of all health care funding. Ronni Radbill reports.