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Lessons From Dying: The Roadblocks In Helping Loved Ones Pass On Painlessly

November 3, 2009
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Lessons From Dying: The Roadblocks In Helping Loved Ones Pass On Painlessly

Last week I talked about the role that hospice played in the last months of my mother’s life. If you spent even 30 minutes with her, the first words you would use to describe her would be “in charge.” She was in charge of her life. So it wasn’t a surprise to my sister,...

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Ground Beef Recalled: Sold At Trader Joes, Shaws, BJ’s, Price Chopper

November 2, 2009
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“If in doubt, throw it out,” is the message from Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. today to consumers who have frozen ground beef that may be part of a nationwide ground beef recall. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, more than half a million pounds of...

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Ct AG Investigating Allegations of Flu Vaccine Price Fixing And Preferential Treatment For Large Dealers

November 2, 2009
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Ct AG Investigating Allegations of Flu Vaccine Price Fixing And Preferential Treatment For Large Dealers

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has written 13 makers and distributors of scarce seasonal flu vaccine regarding allegations under investigation by his office of price fixing and preferential treatment for big retailers. Seasonal flu vaccine is in short supply primarily because drug makers switched to producing H1N1 flu vaccine. Blumenthal said his office has received complaints...

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Flomax Review: Great For Boehringer Ingelheim, Generic Better For Your Wallet, Costs A Tiny Fraction of Flomax

November 2, 2009
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Thanks to Consumer Reports for its review of Flomax, which its manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim spent more than $100 million advertising on television last year. The marketing campaign work, for BI, racking up sales of more than $1 billion last year. But for patients, Consumer Reports says it reviewed evidence from 60 studies and found...

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