About the Show

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

national lead

October 7th, 2014
05:48 PM ET

Latest on Dallas Ebola patient

(CNN) – Of the nearly 50 people in Dallas being monitored for Ebola. none shows any signs of the disease according to CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden.

Those under observation all came into contact with Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national in a Dallas hospital, who last week became the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil.
FULL POST

national lead

October 2nd, 2014
06:04 PM ET

Everything you need to know about Ebola in Texas

The United States medical community is racing to contain Ebola after the CDC confirmed the first diagnosis ever made on U.S. soil on September 30. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Elizabeth Cohen report.

national lead

February 24th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Study: Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD

(CNN) – Acetaminophen is supposed to be the safe option; most widely known as Tylenol, the drug is routinely prescribed by doctors for pregnant women in pain.

But a new large study out of Denmark calls this long-standing practice into question, finding that women using the common pain reliever during pregnancy are more likely to have children who go on to have ADHD.
FULL POST

Posted by
Filed under: National Lead

national lead

January 29th, 2014
06:13 PM ET

Cruise passenger: Royal Caribbean did all it could

(CNN) - Back from her trip on the "Explorer of the Seas," frequent cruise passenger Theresa Swierkowski says the illness on board the ill-fated Royal Caribbean cruise ship was "an act of God."

CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Posted by
Filed under: National Lead

money lead

March 27th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Why is there no Viagra for women?

For 15 years, Viagra has been a champion for its creator Pfizer; the little blue earned $2 billion dollars last year.

That got a rise out of the competition, and now there is a whole sub genre of Viagra copycat drugs.

It's been so successful, the movie "Love and Other Drugs" immortalized the Viagra salesman.

"Men without a useful erection for years. Boing! Minimum side effects. Long-term safety. This isn't a pill. This is a revolution," said the movie's character Jamie Randall, portrayed by actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

So if sex drugs for men are so profitable, why isn't anyone selling them to women? Women did try Viagra, by the thousands in clinical trials in the early 2000s, and it bombed. But that didn't stop other pharmaceutical companies from chasing chemical romance.
FULL POST

Posted by
Filed under: Money Lead
newer posts »