Daily Rounds: Criminal Caregivers; Avandia Restrictions; Threat Of Caritas Closures; Health Law Q&A

California has paid scores of criminals to care for vulnerable residents - Including people convicted of rape and assault. (Los Angeles Times)

What the FDA's Restriction of Avandia Means for Diabetics - TIME Healthland "The restrictions, and the fact that there is a similar drug that has not been associated with the same degree of heart risks, may be the death knell for the once popular medication, which grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide during its peak of popularity in the early 2000s." (

Caritas warns of 2 hospital closures - The Boston Globe "Caritas Christi Health Care executives have told union negotiators they will shutter St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton and Carney Hospital in Dorchester if they can’t close a deal for the six-hospital chain to be bought by a New York private equity firm."(Boston Globe)

Q&A: Will health law help me now? - Wonderfully clear questions and answers about the federal reform's immediate effects. (USA Today)

This program aired on September 24, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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