Shots - Health Blog
11:44 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Glaxo To Plead Guilty To 3 Charges In Sweeping Health Settlement

GlaxoSmithKline's mishandling of information on safety problems with diabetes drug Avandia is just one of the violations cited in a settlement with the government.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 8:15 am

If you've grown numb to the federal fraud charges settled by drugmakers one after another, shake it off and take note of today's huge settlement by GlaxoSmithKline.

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Judging The Health Care Law
11:39 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Assessing The Supreme Court's Recent Term

The U.S. Supreme Court justices (first row, from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, (back row) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan — pose at the Supreme Court in 2010.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 1:43 pm

An eventful term of the U.S. Supreme Court ended Thursday with the landmark 5-4 ruling affirming the legality of the Affordable Care Act. Much attention has focused on the pivotal role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the case — and whether some elements of his opinion in the health care ruling will have a conservative influence on future cases.

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1. Riccardo Tesi - Madreperla (Materiali Sonori)
2. Paul Simon - Graceland (Legacy)
3. Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz)
4. Various - Long Live Boogaloo (Secret Stash)
5. Hamilton de Holanda - Brasilianos 3 (Adventure Music)
6. Paquito D'Rivera/Berta Rojas - Dia Y Medio (On Music)
7. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Gramophon)
8. Various - African Blues (Putumayo)
9. Choban Elektrik - Choban Elektrik (Choban Elektrik)
10. Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble - East and West (Ljuba Davis)
11. Chicha Libre - Canibalismo (Barbes)
12. Various - Traditional Music of Italy (Arc Music)
13. Various - Italia 4 (Felmay)
14. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
15. Paco de Lucia - En Vivo (Decca)

The Two-Way
11:26 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Anderson Cooper Confirms: 'I'm Gay'

CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 7:39 am

"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

That's CNN's Anderson Cooper in an email to The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, which Sullivan posted this morning.

Why say that now? As Cooper says in the email, he's been asked "the gay question" before about what had been an open secret for years and not publicly addressed it.

Now, he says in the email:

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Book Reviews
11:16 am
Mon July 2, 2012

'The Age Of Miracles' Considers Earth's Fragility


Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 11:39 am

The Age of Miracles is literary fiction, but it spins out the same kind of "what if?" disaster plot that distinguishes many a classic sci-fi movie. Too bad the title The Day the Earth Stood Still was already taken, because it really would have been the perfect title for Thompson's novel.

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Health Care
10:55 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Doctors On Effects Of Supreme Court Decision

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 2:40 pm



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're continuing our conversation with a roundtable of doctors, checking in with them about their thoughts about the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the provisions of the act.

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Health Care
10:55 am
Mon July 2, 2012

How Will Health Care Decision Affect Doctors?

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 2:40 pm



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, Leo Manzano came from behind to win the 1500 meters track and field national championship last night and with it he booked his place on the U.S. Olympic team. We'll hear how Manzano went from living in a Mexican village with no running water to running for the red, white and blue.

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1. Steve Kuhn - Wisteria (ECM)
2. Chris Hazelton Trio - Peregrination (Artists Recording Collective)
3. Florian Hoefner Group - Songs Without Words (OA2)
4. Shawnn Monteiro - To Carmen with Love (Whaling City Sound)
5. David Liebman/Nancy Reed - Neighbors (VectorDisc)
6. Piero Odorici - Cedar Walton Presents Piero Odorici (Savant)
7. Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (Jazz Village)
8. Three Voices - Transitions (Summit)
9. Jazz Soul Seven - Impressions of Curtis Mayfield (BFM Jazz)
10. Stacey Kent - Dreamer in Concert (Blue Note)
11. Brad Mehldau - Ode (Nonesuch)
12. Carmen Lundy - Changes (Afrasia)
13. Duke Ellington Legacy - Single Petal of A Rose (Renma)
14. Eric Reed - The Baddest Monk (Savant)

The Two-Way
10:46 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Sprinters' Runoff May Be All Off

In this handout photo provided by the USATF, Jeneba Tarmoh (bottom, lane 1) and Allyson Felix cross the finish line at exactly the same time in the women's 100 meter dash final during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 23 in Eugene, Ore. It's their torsos, not head, hands, feet or arms, that matter.
USATF Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 2:12 pm

There will be no runoff today between sprinters Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix to determine which athlete is eligible to run for Team USA in the 100-meter sprint for women at the London Olympics.

Just before 1:30 p.m. ET, USA Track & Field confirmed in an email to reporters that Tarmoh "has withdrawn herself from consideration." The association says that:

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