Today's Pop Quiz

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  • 11/06/2006
Good morning class and I hope you had a relaxing and refreshing weekend.

To welcome you back, Professor Drugwonk has decided on a pop quiz. Please do not turn over your paper until I say "go!"

Question: Which article appeared in today's New York Times?

As drug prices climb, Democrats find fault with Medicare plan

For big drug companies, the new Medicare prescription benefit is proving to be a financial windfall larger than even the most optimistic Wall Street analysts had predicted. But those gains may come back to haunt drug makers if Democrats take control of Congress this week.

or ...

Antidepressants tied to lower suicide rates in kids

In US counties with the highest rates of prescriptions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), a type of antidepressant, the rate of suicide among children ages 5 to 14 is lower than that observed in counties with lower rates, according to a new report.

First person to get the answer correct wins the new edition of Sid Wolfe's "Worst Pills, Best Pills."

Second person to get the correct answer wins two copies.

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