Health

  • December 30, 1996  

    The Federal government announced its intentions to prosecute or revoke the licenses of doctors who prescribe marijuana. The government’s move follows the approval of referenda in Arizona and California legalizing marijuana for medicinal uses. Margaret Warner discusses the latest moves with Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Continue reading

  • December 30, 1996  

    The Federal government announced its intentions to prosecute or revoke the licenses of doctors who prescribe marijuana. The government’s move follows the approval of referenda in Arizona and California legalizing marijuana and other drugs for medicinal uses. Margaret Warner discusses these latest developments. Continue reading

  • December 18, 1996  

    Now to the flu and the vaccine designed to fight it and to Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • December 17, 1996  

    President Clinton announced a new national strategy to reduce the impact of the AIDS virus. Critics say the report is too vague, while the administration responds that the plan will provide more access to treatment and will push doctors to develop new drugs. Continue reading

  • December 17, 1996  

    Is unpasteurized juice safe to drink? That’s the question behind some Food & Drug Administration hearings in Washington this week. Our coverage of the issue begins with this backgrounder from Spencer Michels in San Francisco. Continue reading

  • December 12, 1996  

    Federal health officials are considering a new policy that would change how liver transplant recipients are selected. Chronic patients believe they will be big losers. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Television reports. Continue reading

  • September 9, 1996  

    Richard Rodriguez explores the pains–and prospects–of those with AIDS. Continue reading

  • August 26, 1996  

    Christopher Reeve speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Continue reading

  • August 23, 1996  

    President Clinton introduced new and tougher regulations affecting the sale and promotion of tobacco today, including its classification as a drug. Dr. David Kessler, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, explains the reasoning behind these laws that he helped to devise, following a background report by Kwame Holman. Continue reading

  • August 23, 1996  

    President Clinton introduced new and tougher regulations affecting the sale and promotion of tobacco, including its classification as a drug. Brennan Dawson, Senior Vice-President of the Tobacco Institute which represents major tobacco companies, argues back against the severity of the legislation. Continue reading