Daily Rounds: Harvard Stem Cell Study Retracted; 'Pinkwashing'; Outrageous Medicare Fraud; Insurance For Sick Kids

Harvard stem cell paper retracted - White Coat Notes - "A scientific study co-authored by a Harvard scientist who is a rising star in the field of stem cell biology has been retracted from a top journal because of doubts about the reliability of the research."(Boston Globe)

Bloggers vent their feelings about Breast Cancer Awareness Month - "On her blog Meghan Casserly writes, 'Breast cancer awareness month has bugged me for years' "- (Los Angeles Times)

Arrests in Ambitious Medicare Fraud - "By inventing 118 bogus health clinics in 25 states, prosecutors said, a band of Armenian-American gangsters billed Medicare for more than $100 million, and managed to collect $35 million over at least four years." (The New York Times)

HHS says insurers can't make it harder to enroll sick kids - The Hill's Healthwatch "Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that health insurers can't make it harder to enroll sick children. The plans can, however, charge higher premiums for children with pre-existing conditions in states where that's permitted."(The Hill)

This program aired on October 14, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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