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Is This Company Prepared for the Worst? (Probably Not)

Every investor should be asking their portfolio companies what succession plans they have to replace their CEOs in the event of a tragedy like that which befell Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton last week. Because unfortunately, many companies don't have any plan at all.

How Money Stress Can Make You Sick: Dr. Stork Explains

Money woes don't just make it harder to pay for prescriptions and doctors' visits -- they can also make you more susceptible to a host of health problems. Dr. Travis Stork of 'The Doctors' offers some tips for how to save money while still taking care of yourself.

Abbott Pulls Weight Loss Drug Meridia from Market

Drug and medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories announced Friday that it will voluntarily withdraw its controversial obesity drug Meridia, (sibutramine) from the U.S. market at the request of the FDA, due to concerns it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

GlaxoSmithKline Settles 10,000 Avandia Lawsuits

GlaxoSmithKline, whose diabetes drug Avandia is undergoing a safety review by the FDA, has agreed to pay about $460 million to resolve about 10,000 lawsuits from users of the drug, which can allegedly cause heart attacks and strokes.

Avandia Linked to Heart Attacks in Two New Studies

GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia once again captured headlines Monday morning after two new studies linked it to heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications. The authors of the studies say the results should prompt the FDA to pull the drug from the market.

Cholesterol Drug Gets Wider OK by E.U., but Concerns Remain

When AstraZeneca announced Tuesday that Crestor had won European Union approval for patients who are at high risk for hear attacks and stroke, but have normal cholesterol levels, some in the medical community no doubt cringed. Questions remain about the drug's risks, and its effectiveness.

Concierge Medicine: Paying for Your Doc's Undivided Attention

Long a must-have for stars and the very rich, concierge doctors are becoming more common among the middle class who are fed up with long waits and rushed visits in traditional practices. These patients are willing to pay a price for doctors who are available 24/7 and who make house calls.

Heart attacks are NOT legal tender!

Food and transportation prices have been rising enough in the past few months to give anyone a heart attack. In fact the high prices of everything...