- Drug companies ban trinkets, but will it make a difference?
The pharmaceutical industry has instituted a voluntary ban on the type of free trinkets, like Lipitor mugs and Ambien pens, that are commonly found in doctors offices. While some say this is a good start, critics argue that the influence of drug makers on the medical community is not going to be diminished.9:06 a.m.
Allan Coukell: Director of policy with the Prescription Project.
Marjorie Powell: Senior assistant general counsel for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
Arthur Caplan: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Dark times in Detroit
Midmorning gets the latest from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, where the mood is very different than in years past.9:50 a.m.
Paul Eisenstein: Bureau chief for the Detroit Bureau, an international automotive news service.
Karl Brauer: Editor-in-chief of Edmunds.com, an automotive information Web site and consumer guide.
- When enough is enough
The founder and former CEO of mutual fund giant Vanguard shares his philosophy on investing. He says decisions based on greed and speculation can wreak havoc on a typical investor's portfolio.10:06 a.m.
John C. Bogle: Founder of The Vanguard Group, one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. His latest book is called "Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life."
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