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Dr. Nora Volkow

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.


Under Pressure, Pfizer Agrees To Change Vitamin Claims

Under an agreement between the drugmaker and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Pfizer won't make claims about "breast health" or "colon health" for Centrum products. In return, the consumer group agreed not to take legal action.

Kenya's HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

HIV rates among men who have gay sex in Kenya are three times higher than the national average. To curb those high transmission rates, health workers must first convince gay men to be open about their sex lives in a country where coming out of the closet can mean discrimination, violence and even jail.

Power Of Pain Prescription Database Stops At Borders

States are banding together to try to combat prescription drug abuse. Doctors in many states check a database before prescribing medication. But there's no way for doctors who live on the border to check neighboring states. Now there's a move to change that.

Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative

The longtime conservative jurist has been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.

How Will States Set Up Health Care Exchanges?

Melissa Block talks to Alan Weil about one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — health insurance exchanges for states. Weil is executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.