Marketplace, CBC – “Tripped Up!”
When you go on vacation, will that travel health insurance you bought really be there for you if you end up sick or hurt? In Tripped Up!, Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV, MARKETPLACE takes on convoluted medical questionnaires, travel agents (caught on camera) giving dangerous advice, and travellers left on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Watch what happens when Erica Johnson goes looking for answers from a multi-million-dollar industry that “regrets your claim is denied.”
The Fifth Estate, CBC – “Time Bomb”
It was touted as a miracle pill: a narcotic pain reliever that could change the lives of people suffering from chronic pain, but with little—so its maker claimed, and thousands of doctors believed—risk of addiction. Since OxyContin was introduced in 1996, Canada has recorded the second-highest number of prescription opioid painkiller addictions—and the world’s second-highest death rate from overdoses. Time Bomb airs Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m.) on CBC News’s the fifth estate on CBC Television.
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