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End Of An Era: Lipitor Goes Generic

Two new generic brands of cholesterol-lowering medication threaten sales to Pfizer's number one selling drug — Lipitor. Good news? More people can afford it now.

HIV-Positive Gay Latino Spreads Safe Sex Education

The global HIV infection rate dropped about 21 percent from 1997 to 2010, says the U.N. But only 28 percent of carriers in the U.S. are getting effective treatment, according to the CDC. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jose Ramirez, a gay Latino who lives with HIV and works with a non-profit health center. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

Tainted Nectar? Consumer Group Warns Of Arsenic In Fruit Juice

Dangerous levels of arsenic and lead have been detected in juices found in many supermarkets. Consumers Union is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set a new standard to protect kids.
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Inova Screening 'The Other City' For World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, a local hospital is screening The Other City, a documentary filmed in the D.C. region about people struggling with AIDS/HIV.


Medicare To Cover Weight Loss Counseling

Medicare has announced that it will pay for primary care providers to counsel obese patients on losing weight and maintaining the weight loss. Medicare will pay doctors, nurses and physicians' assistants to help plan weight loss programs.

Many Women Underestimate Fertility Clock's Clang

A new survey finds that while women understand that fertility declines with age, they dramatically underestimate by how much. Infertility experts say the increasing number of older women having babies — often through extensive fertility treatments — can provide a false sense of comfort.


States Fail In Fight Against Sex Trafficking

A new report finds that too many states inadvertently provide safe havens when it comes to sex trafficking — even when children bear the consequences. The study graded states on how well they protect children who are pushed into the sex trade and punish adults who use those services. More than half of states got grades of D or F.

What A Lack Of AIDS Funding Could Mean For Africa

The world's largest supporter of AIDS programs says it is well short of its fundraising goals because of the global financial crisis. The announcement by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has raised concern about the future for AIDS patients on World AIDS Day.