Dr. Michael Richardson is the senior deputy director for medical affairs at the Washington, D.C. Department of Health. Below is the transcript of his interview with the NewsHour.
An HIV test that provides results in as little as 20 minutes has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
An American's risk of dying from heart failure has fallen by about one-third since the 1950s, according to a study published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports on Thailand's unique solutions in its battle with AIDS.
Susan Dentzer discusses new changes proposed by President Bush on generic drug availability and drug company patents, in an effort to help control the costs of prescription drugs.
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET/Los Angeles reports on cutbacks in the largest public health system in the nation.
Susan Dentzer reports on the controversy over hormone replacement therapy for women.
The U.S. government takes steps to prepare for a mass vaccination in the event of a smallpox outbreak.
Tom Bearden reports on the government's efforts to make beef safer.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that three of four people who received organs from a car crash victim have become infected with the West Nile virus -- possibly through the donated organs.
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