This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The blockbuster multi-billion dollar deal from Merck to settle lawsuits about its popular drug Vioxx examined; details given about the medical problems linked to Vioxx that led to lawsuits and of the settlement terms. [Columbia law school professor John COFFEE- calls it a good deal for both sides.] [Vioxx plaintiff Evelyn PLUNKETT- says people were harmed by this drug.] [Attorney Andy BIRCHFIELD- comments on the money in each settlement.]
(Studio: John Berman) The worrying signs about the economy examined; stock figures cited; details given about the losses at Wachovia linked to the mortgages and the skidding tech stocks. [Johnson Illington Advisors economist Hugh JOHNSON- reviews the economic concerns.]
(Islamabad: Martha Raddatz) The unrest in Pakistan featured; scenes shown of the police confronting and beating Bhutto pro-democracy supporters in several cities and of the site of a suicide attack in the northwest; details given of the efforts of Bhutto to get out of her compound. [In Rawalpindi, ABC reporter Dan HARRIS - describes what is happening.] [BHUTTO - calls for a march for democracy.] What this means for Bhutto and her pro-democracy movement as she is going slow and trying not to push Musharraf too far discussed.
(Cleveland: Dan Harris) The impact of the mortgage mess on neighborhoods in Cleveland featured; scenes shown of vacant, boarded-up homes in the subirb of Slavic Village that breed crime. [Cuyahoga County treasurer Jim ROKAKIS- shows foreclosed homes.] [Local resident Tony BRANCATELLU- recounts the fraud in the loan business.] [Being foreclosed, Melanie WHIPPLE; resident Barbara MORGAN- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) Charges that HealthNet canceled the health insurance policies of sick people examined; details given about what was revealed by a lawsuit about how HealthNet acted to avoid medical expenses. [Cancer patient Patsy BATES†- says her cancer doctors were not paid; states she wants to fight, not die.] [California State University at Los Angeles health science director professor Walter ZELMAN†- comments on these unethical practices.]
(No location given: Charles Gibson) How singer Natalie Merchant and other established singers have paired in a special project with homeless artists profiled; details given about the "Give Us Your Poor" album; scenes shown of singers like Mighty Sam McClaine rehearsing. [MERCHANT - talks about soliciting demos at homeless shelters and finding a song by Nicole telling the story of a homeless person.]