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Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Today's Globe: insurance waiver, Avandia, Fernald, TB
Less than a month before the deadline for all Massachusetts adults to have health insurance, it's still unclear who will be allowed to avoid the state requirement.
GlaxoSmithKline today trumpeted the preliminary results from a study it said found its embattled diabetes drug, Avandia, causes no more heart risks than medications that set the standard for diabetes care.
The 186 aging residents of the Fernald Development Center now receiving intensive treatment on the state-run campus deserve to live out their lives in familiar surroundings without fear of eviction, a Globe editorial says.
The risk of catching tuberculosis on a plane is extremely low, Dr. Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, writes in an opionion piece. He is author of "False Alarm; the Truth About the Epidemic of Fear."