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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The FDA requires that generic drugs contain the same active ingredients as their brand-name counterparts, so is there any difference between them besides the cost to consumers and insurance companies? Plus, fast food-free school zones; and the pension scandal. Submit Your Entry For The BL Satire Slam Contest! Take Part in the Cityscapes Flickr Challenge!

Pension Scandal

Tom Robbins, columnist for the Village Voice, and Peter Lattman, Wall Street Journal reporter, talk about allegations of "pay-to-play" deals for New York State pension fund investments.

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Close Food

Council member Eric Gioia (D-Queens), talks about his proposal to prevent fast food restaurants from being within 1/10th of a mile of schools.

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Paroling the Dice

Angela Jimenez, director of Downstate Operations, New York State Division of Parole, and Yvonne Oliver, a parole officer at the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, talk about the work of parole officers and the challenges faced by former prisoners to find work and build stable lives.

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College Choices

As students and their parents decide which college to attend in the fall, Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, retiring president of Stony Brook University, says SUNY and CUNY students are being hit with unfair tuition hikes.

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Generic vs. Brand Name

Generic drugs are supposed to be just as effective as brand name drugs, but is that really true? Melinda Beck, Health Journal columnist for the Wall Street Journal; Dr. Donald Klein of the NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Kathleen Jaeger, president and CEO of ...

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