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Anti-Vaxxers Spread A Plague Of Ignorance
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Anti-Vaxxers Spread A Plague Of Ignorance

BY FROMA HARROP An outbreak of measles four years ago at Disneyland focused attention on a growing health menace – the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The threat has gone international. The World Health Organization has just named the anti-vaccination movement among the 10 biggest global health crises. Italy is ground zero, thanks…

On Drug Prices, Americans Are The Real Suckers
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On Drug Prices, Americans Are The Real Suckers

BY FROMA HARROP Drugmakers rang in the new year by raising prices on hundreds of products – American prices, that is. Americans focused on the celebrations weren’t paying attention. Allergan led the parade, hiking its prices by 10% on more than two dozen drugs. But note this: It didn’t raise the price of Botox, the…

Are We Truly One Paycheck From Disaster?
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Are We Truly One Paycheck From Disaster?

BY FROMA HARROP The partial government shutdown has forced some federal workers to move money around to pay for food and rent. No surprise there. What’s shocking is the many who don’t have the money to move. They have no financial cushion to cover even one month’s worth of ordinary expenses. Don’t they have any…

Foreigners Shape Up Americans
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Foreigners Shape Up Americans

BY FROMA HARROP The kids are bratty, the parents fighting, the homes a mess. It’s remarkable how American domestic life can breed so much dissatisfaction amid so much plenty. Foreigners have made an industry of observing this paradox and offering Americans fixes. Restoring tranquility and, frankly, dignity is the goal. Start with the Japanese commissar…

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