Wednesday, April 25, 2007
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 24 --
Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, plans to open as many as 400 in-store health clinics
over two to three years and could raise the
total to 2,000 in seven years, it said Tuesday.
Wal-Mart called the clinic program part of moves it is making to implement
"customer solutions to America's health-care crisis."
Other steps included a $4 generic drug prescription program and
support for a coalition seeking comprehensive health-care reform by 2012.
It has 76 such clinics, which typically provide limited basic health services at a lower cost than emergency rooms or doctors' offices and do not require appointments.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Michael Moore Movie - Sicko -
takes aim at the medical care being
provided to people who worked on the toxic World Trade Center debris pile, according to several 9/11 workers approached by Moore's producers.
Responders were told
Cuban doctors had developed new techniques for
treating lung cancer and
other respiratory illness, and that
health care in the communist country was free.
Cuba has made recent
advancements in biotechnology and
exports its cancer treatments to
40 countries around the world,
raking in an estimated $100 million a year,
according to The Associated Press.
In 2004 the
exception to its
economic embargo against Cuba and
California drug company to
test three cancer vaccines developed in Havana, according to the AP.