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Thursday, November 8, 2007
Today's Globe: home healthcare workers; coffee, fish oil and Alzheimer's; pharmacy suit; shot for smokers
The results of an organizing vote by home healthcare aides, to be made public today, could give the powerful Service Employees International Union added momentum as it seeks to organize workers in Boston's teaching hospitals.
Blood pressure drugs, caffeine, and fish oil all may help treat, prevent, or delay Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in separate studies.
A unit of CVS Caremark Corp., the largest US drugstore chain by number of stores, sued rival Walgreen Co., claiming it prematurely canceled contracts to fill prescriptions for 70,000 people.
A shot that robs smokers of the nicotine buzz from cigarettes showed promise in midstage testing and may someday offer a radically new way to kick the habit.