Two governors want the federal government to "down-schedule" marijuana as a drug with approved medical uses. But the Health and Human Services administration is resisting. Opponents of down-scheduling say there are marijuana-based medications already on the market that are safe and effective.
Some of the workers who have been hired by BP to help clean up the massive Gulf oil spill say they're getting headaches, dizziness and nausea after coming in close contact with oil and other chemicals from the spill.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is the White House cabinet member who would be in charge of administering any new health care system in the United States. But right now her department is focused on the relief effort in Haiti.
The debate over the future of American health care rages on. For a view from the Hill as well as the heartland, The Takeaway is joined by Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and public radio reporters Adam Allington and Michael Puente.
The swine flu has been out of the headlines lately, but the H1N1 virus has already infected over one million people in the United States. Federal health officials are very concerned about a pandemic when flu season ramps up in the fall.
Do you pay your taxes honestly and correctly? Or is finding a tax loophole superseding baseball as the real national pastime? Mark Goulston, business psychologist and author, joins The Takeaway to help explain why it is just so hard to pay your taxes.
There are reports that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is about to be selected as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services in President Obama's cabinet. We're joined by Steve Kraske at KCUR in Kansas City.
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