RESEARCH DOLLARS: The Celebrity Factor in Disease Funding
When it comes to dividing up research dollars for diseases, the squeaky wheels get the grease -- especially when those doing the squeaking are well-known actors and actresses. With Michael J. Fox's entry into the battle of the disease lobbies on behalf of Parkinson's, California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker looks at the role stars play in controversial decisions to divvy up tax dollars for medical research.
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