Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon (left) and Colleen Goggins, chairman of the company's consumer unit, (right) testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Thursday.
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September 30, 2010 Executives testified they would handle a recall of Motrin differently, if they had it to do over. A Food and Drug Administration said it wasn't aware of the surreptitious way the recall was carried out until long afterward.
Do you want fries with that health care plan?
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September 30, 2010 It's been widely publicized that the new health law would require businesses offering insurance to spend at least 80 percent of their funds on medical care and eliminate caps on coverage. But it takes a threat from McDonalds to get people talking.
September 29, 2010 Everyone seems to agree that health overhaul will do a pretty good job of getting insurance coverage for more people. And there's also agreement that it won't do much about the high cost of care.
September 28, 2010 The ruling makes permanent, pending an appeal, the overturning of an injunction imposed last month by a lower court judge. The judge ordered a halt to embryonic stem cell research while he considered a lawsuit filed by two scientists. The Obama administration said even a temporary halt to the research could set back promising science.
If you're interested in health care prices, you might make a few calls.
September 28, 2010 Most people don't check prices for health care before getting a diagnosis or treatment. Those who do prefer calling doctors' offices, a survey conducted for NPR finds. Overall, the prices quoted in advance were accurate.
September 27, 2010 The six-month anniversary of the Obama administration's health care law ushered in a new set of rules that will have implications for many consumers. NPR Health Care Correspondent Julie Rovner explains the changes, and the fine print behind some of the new provisions.
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September 27, 2010 With Election Day looming, less than half of Americans have a favorable view of health overhaul, a new poll finds. Still, the sentiment has improved since August. Even so, opponents appear more likely to vote come November.
Rachel Bateman, 9, has braces to correct an overbite. Her orthodontist opted not to use expanders to expand her upper arch.
September 27, 2010 Orthodontists recommend that children get checked for treatment no later than age 7. But research shows waiting until kids are older may be more beneficial in the long run. In some cases, young kids could be back in braces again when they're older.
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September 25, 2010 Several key provisions of the new health care law took effect this week, just as Republicans unveiled plans to repeal the law should they retake control of Congress. But getting rid of the new law could be an insurmountable task.
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The political fallout from the treaty relinquishing control of the Panama Canal (pictured) may hold lessons for Democrats in the wake of health overhaul.
September 24, 2010 Fallout from the Panama Canal Treaty holds a lesson for Democrats in the wake of health overhaul, says a pollster. Expect pain in the short run and acceptance over the long haul.
Denver Broncos NFL wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home Monday in an apparent suicide.
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September 24, 2010 Guest blogger Lester Spence reflects on the recent suicide of 23-year-old NFL player Kenny McKinley. Spence says it's time for society to step up efforts to combat suicide rates, which have doubled for African-Americans.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), waves a copy of A Pledge To America during an event in Sterling, Va.
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September 23, 2010 A Republican alternative to health overhaul sounds awfully familiar. Major portions have been floated before and haven't gone very far.
New health benefits kick in today, but there are a few caveats to look for.
September 23, 2010 Six months after President Obama signed the health care bill into law, there are plenty of new changes designed to improve care and coverage. But there are some caveats.
September 23, 2010 Among the provisions of the new health law that go into effect today is a ban on the industry practice of revoking an insurance policy retroactively -- after a policyholder has racked up hefty medical bills. But consumer advocates worry the practice could continue.
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September 22, 2010 Thursday marks six months since the passage of the president's health care overhaul measure. By now, it was supposed to be popular. Not so far.
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