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Drug battle in D.C.

Nov 18, 2005
The drug industry is suing Washington, D.C. over a city law that caps prescription drug prices. The city is trying to cut down on the amount it spends annually on drugs for uninsured residents. Stuart Cohen reports.
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Black box warnings

Nov 18, 2005
A new report out shows doctors frequently ignore so-called "black box" warnings on medications that include serious side effects. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Employers and healthcare? Split 'em up

Nov 16, 2005
As health costs soar by double digits, every company providing heath coverage to employees is now looking for ways to pare it back. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich has one solution to help them.
Posted In: Health

Weight-loss supplements

Nov 16, 2005
Sure those weight-loss aids might help you lose a few pounds... but they might also be harming your health. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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.
Posted In: Health

Choice and confusion

Nov 15, 2005
Helen Palmer reports on the government's new prescription drug program for seniors, which opens for enrollment today.
Posted In: Health

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.
Posted In: Health

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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