Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart disease, checked himself into a hospital today with chest pains. Jim Lehrer talks with Dr. David Pearle, director of the coronary care unit at Georgetown University Hospital.
A panel examines the economic issues surrounding AIDS drugs.
A background report on the economic issues surrounding AIDS drugs.
Over the last several years, some of the more promising AIDS treatments have shown discouraging side effects and complications. Susan Dentzer reports on the limitations of anti-retroviral drugs and other news from an AIDS conference in Chicago.
An aging population and the explosion of new drugs puts a greater burden on pharmacies everywhere. Ted Robbins of KUAT, Tucson, reports.
President Bush sends a plan to Congress that would provide low-income seniors with prescription drug coverage.
Leaders of the U.S. beef industry emerged today from talks with government health officials pledging to do a better job of following regulations meant to curb the spread of mad cow disease.
Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Murray Lumpkin of the Food and Drug Administration, Paul Brown of the National Institutes of Health, and consumer advocate Peter Lurie of Public Citizen about the safety of domestic beef.
A look at mad cow disease and its possible spread beyond Western Europe.
Ray Suarez talks with Dr. Eileen Kennedy, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about a new study of diet techniques.
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