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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Listener Letters: Doctors’ Fees And Twinkies

We heard your from you on our story about doctors who prescribe expensive therapies, either because they’re being reimbursed at a higher rate or because they own the equipment.

We also correct an error in our story last week on the possible demise of the Twinkie.


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  • Lee D

    Oh, no! You got the “Twinkie defense” wrong again! You read, on the air, “They[the jury]  bought the lawyer’s argument that poor Dan was stressed out, in part, from excess Twinkies.” Not so — Twinkies were never mentioned in the trial, and Dan White’s consumption of junk food was cited as a symptom of his (supposed) depression, not a cause. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie_defense for details.

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