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GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $3 Billion To Settle Charges

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed some of its most popular drugs. U.S. officials say among other things, the company promoted an antidepressant to children that was approved only for adults.
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A Parasite Carried By Cats Could Increase Suicide Risk

A study of more than 45,000 women in Denmark finds an association between suicide attempts and infection with a common parasite. The findings don't prove the parasite is the cause, but they add more evidence to a hypothesis that's been gaining momentum.
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Emergency Call For Blood Donations In Wake Of Storm

An emergency call for blood has gone out in the D.C. area, as the storm-damaged area infrastructure has slowed the flow of donations down to a trickle.

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The Takeaway From The Health Care Ruling

After the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act, the court of public opinion has continued to judge the ruling and partisan debate rages on. Legal scholar Jonathan Turley and New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait discuss the wide range of reactions to the landmark ruling.
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Glaxo To Plead Guilty To 3 Charges In Sweeping Health Settlement

The British drugmaker has agreed to pay $3 billion and is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of two antidepressants and failure to provide the Food and Drug Administration with data about safety problems with the diabetes pill Avandia.
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Doctors On Effects Of Supreme Court Decision

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about how doctors view the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. She speaks with a roundtable of physicians with different views on the legislation, including physicians from Oklahoma and Virginia.

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