Week of 6.8.07
Stents and Sensibility
This Week: About the Show | Healthy Heart Tips | David's Top Internet Radio Picks | Question of the Week | Transcript
"There's no question that coronary intervention is big business. There is a lot of money involved in this," Researcher Dr. James Ferguson tells NOW. "And this gets everybody very nervous, and very upset, and very passionate."
With big medical device makers so vested in the sale and marketing of their equipment, are some putting profits above patients?
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NOW: Healthy Heart Tips
Dr. Boden's full report in the New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine: Editorial—Does Preventive PCI Work?
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Chairman Waxman Requests Research and Marketing Information from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies
Topic Search: Medicine & Health Care, Business/Corporate Ethics
Radio Paradise Lost?
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Combining old school pleasures with new school technology, Internet radio stations are often run by small, independent outfits, frequently offering greater musical diversity and fewer commercials than their traditional counterparts. As with FM/AM radio, songwriters receive royalties for music aired over the Internet. But a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board at the Library of Congress to dramatically increase royalty fees has some stations worrying if they can stay in business. Can a deal be reached between the stations, musicians, and record companies that will be music to everyone's ears?
Video: Radio Paradise Lost?
NOW: David's Top Radio Picks
Radio Locator: A Radio Station Search Engine
U.S. House of Representatives: Lawmakers Hope to Prevent Demise of Internet Radio
Topic Search: Media