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March 12th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Pharmaceutical Fraud: Join the Live Chat

Tonight on 360°, a brazen case of health care fraud at the world's largest pharmaceutical company. If a person had done what this company did, they would have locked him up and thrown away the key, but as you'll see that didn't happen. They got special treatment. Plus, more of Anderson's interview with Chaz Bono, who used to be Chastity. He explains why he made the transformation from female to male.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (222 Responses)
  1. Karoline, Los Angeles

    @ Emily-I can't believe the writers actually called him a "lady killer".

    March 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Linda, East End LI

    Jesus never preached 'gender'. He preached and practiced, LOVE.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Vince

    Hi all,

    It would be interesting to know whether there can be an early detection of a transgender baby before birth. This stories brings all kinds of questions to the mind.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  4. mj

    SO awesome. to see transgender folks in mainstream media.
    I've been teaching gender & sexuality for 10 years, and AC360's coverage is truly refreshing. Respectful, insightful, and honest. Way to go, CNN!

    @Larry, generally speaking, only folks born biologically male have Y chromosomes, so Chaz probably doesn't have one...

    March 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  5. Karen, MN

    The dating game killer creeps me out. Good thing that girl trusted her instincts and didn’t go on a date with him.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Joshua, from ON, Canada

    I highly doubt that Chaz Bono has a Y chromosome. In that case there would be much greater developmental differences and he would not have been born female, or if he had, he would have had to be born with a X chromosome duality, and that would DEFINITELY show, and would have presented itself in many different ways before now.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  7. Emily

    Wow, there is more re. "The Dating Game" Killer?!

    He gives me the Creeps! :O

    March 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Jack

    Anderson, Chaz Bono is one brave dude.

    All the best.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  9. starr, formerly known as vincent

    I feel that Chaz and people like him are courageous to take this pathway.

    I truly wish that no udgement against these people would be possible, maybe someday.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  10. Vivian - Montreal

    AC– the tan looks great on you.
    Chaz enjoy your life–do you really need to explain yourself to the rest of us? No. there is nothing wrong with you.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Sherri

    I might have missed it but, can Chaz father children?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  12. calvin summers

    I just want to say "thank you" to Chaz Bono for being open and informative about being Transgendered. I am a transgendered
    45 year old in from Boston and the more out we are, the better it will be for others dealing with this. thanks, Cal

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  13. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Well Mike, they used to be. I hope human society can grow in wisdom and empathy as we mature.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  14. georgia Kruusi

    Happy Friday, Anderson...all.....I thought this was about pharmaceutical fraud...

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Troi

    Unfortunately transgenders will never 100% of what they are trying to accomplish. They need to have more psychological intervention than anything. One must be comfortable with ones self

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Emily

    @Wendi,

    "I LOVE to watch Anderson ask his interviewees leading questions-he will go at them until he gets the answer HE wants..."

    I think that AC is also very professional in the way that he conducts his interviews too. He's very respectful.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Dulcie - Denver

    Good evening everyone! Happy Friday!

    I think it's great that Anderson and CNN to put a spotlight on the transgender issue. There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding out there.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Ayodele- Texas,
    I think that was not right choice people want change gender sex or whatever people want to decide their opinion choice change sex.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  19. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I wonder if Chaz had to grieve as part of the process?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Joshua, from ON, Canada

    Vivian – Montreal,

    Thanks for the support. Great to see a fellow Canadian on here 🙂

    March 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. Cessy-Chicago

    what kind of emotional preparations did Chaz do before his transformations? what about now?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi–Happy Friday!
    The gender transformation issue is such an individual one, it is difficult to comment on.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Robert Rutherford

    Good evening Mr.Anderson.We love your blogs here in Toronto.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. dianne rogan

    I work for a corporate pharmacy what I've seen pharmaceuticals charge for a
    drug that cost pennies to make would make you sick

    March 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Joshua, from ON, Canada

    Personally? I find it to be a legitimate choice, to get the surgery I mean. Infants can be born after being exposed to varying levels of hormones before being born, and this can definitely affect their brain development causing different thoughts, instincts and desires and they can't control that.

    People should not be treated unfairly or judged on the basis of something that is beyond their control.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    OK serious question here. Why isn't a person born one gender thinking they are another not considered mentally ill?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I think someone has to be more than positive in order to go through with a gender transformation.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Larry

    Does chaz have a Y-chromosome?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Kim- Ohio

    @Ayodele...it's a little surreal to me, but at the same I am very happy that Chaz has a peace inside of him now.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hello everyone,

    Gender transformations are probably hard for many of us to understand.
    But I tend to admire people who are seeking truth, whether it's inner truth or outer truth. It takes a lot of courage to change.

    I wonder if there are any stories of people making the change and being miserable about it?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Vivian - Montreal

    HELLO everyone! Anderson keep smiling!
    @Joshua–great comment!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Larry

    Good evening. Should pharmaceutical companies be required to hold the patent for a drug they developed for a shorter time period so that other companies can mass-produce it?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Hye

    Good evening Anderson!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  35. Cessy-Chicago

    It's tough enough for people to accept gay/lesbians in our society especially the issue of same sex marriage. It's be much tougher for someone who is a transgender. I wish him luck and happiness!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  36. Emily

    This sounds like such a confusing life to have to lead...
    All these different feelings all your life?
    I feel for all of those that have these feels. Life is already confusing enough, at times.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good Morning to you, Karin!!!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Wendi

    I LOVE to watch Anderson ask his interviewees leading questions-he will go at them until he gets the answer HE wants...

    March 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Annie Kate

    Corporations do tend to get away with all sorts of things that individuals couldn't. Wonder how much of that is because of their big lobbyist presence and the healthy campaign contributions they give.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  40. Ayodele- Texas

    Hello Everyone!
    Anderson you look so tan today. 😀
    What do you guys think about gender transformations?

    March 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. starr, formerly known as vincent

    TGIF Anderson & Team 360.

    TGIF David, Isabel, Emily, Dodie, Megan, KimOH,Gabriela, Megan, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Nichole,Mike, everyone.

    Looks like another terrific show tonight!!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Isabel, Brasil

    This is so surreal to me!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Karin Urban, from Berlin/Germany

    Good morning from Germany, good evening to you all in the USA!
    I look foreward to another interesting show tonight!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Christine - Houston, Texas

    Howdy, y'all. So excited for the show tonight, especially the Texas textbook segment. Looks interesting! : ]

    March 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Cessy-Chicago

    Hello!! everyone and Happy Friday!!!!

    Hi 🙂 Anderson

    March 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Emily

    Happy Friday Anderson, Stepahie, Kira, Devna, Eliza, 360Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Gabriela, Megan, Starr, Dodie, David & Isabel, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Kim- Ohio

    Happy Friday!!! Hi Anderson, 360 Team and fellow bloggers!!!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Isabel, Brasil

    Good evening Anderson, David (Indiana), Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Emily and everyone!!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Poppy, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Joshua, from ON, Canada

    I think that most companies get away with acts the typical person wouldn't because they have the ability to re-direct blame. No one wants to accept the punishment so they can just blame their higher-ups or subordinates, and fining a company is such a trifling thing, so unless you want to take an entire corporation down, there doesn't seem to be a lot that can be done.

    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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