Science

  • November 4, 2004  

    The following is an extended transcript of Susan Dentzer talking with Lisa Williams and her attorney Tom Kline about their lawsuit against Merck. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2004  

    Since Merck voluntarily recalled its pain medication Vioxx, the government has been criticized for not catching the drugs potential side effects during its review. The following is an extended transcript of Dr. Robert Califf, director of Duke’s Clinical Research Institute, discussing the situation. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2004  

    Since Merck voluntarily recalled its pain medication Vioxx, the company has faced a storm of criticism and the government has been criticized for not catching the drugs potential side effects during its review. The following is an extended transcript of Ray Gilmartin, CEO of Merck, discussing the situation with Susan Dentzer. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2004  

    The following is an extended transcript of Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Operations, FDA, discussing the situation with Susan Dentzer. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2004  

    A group of California citizens have placed a proposition on the Nov. 2 state ballot that, if passed, would create a state-sponsored stem cell research program. Continue reading

  • October 22, 2004   BY Admin 

    Russia’s state Duma on Friday ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to fight global warming, giving the global pact a good chance of being enacted and boosting Russia’s chance at joining the World Trade Organization. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2004  

    New research on physical and developmental differences between the brains of adolescents and adults may explain why some teenagers behave erratically. The findings could have a major impact on U.S. court cases, especially those that deal with minors and the death penalty. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2004  

    Gwen Ifill leads a discussion about the debate over stem cell research with Daniel Perry, president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, and Richard Doerflinger, deputy director for pro-life activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2004   BY Admin 

    The culmination of a week-long flurry of Nobel prize awards was Friday’s announcement of Professor Wangari Maathai, an environmental activist from Kenya, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2004  

    The United States is expected to activate a massive missile defense system within days. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles explains the new system and the questions surrounding its use. Continue reading