Boomers, whistleblowers and the lure of the fountain of youth

Italian actress Anna Magnani was proud of her wrinkles. "Please don't retouch them,"Magnani she said. "It took me so long to earn them." Most people aren't as brave as she. I feel a whole lot less judgmental about those who opt for cosmetic surgery than I did 20 years ago. But it does seem that the Boomer generation could learn a few lessons from Anna Magnani on how to age more gracefully, and safely. Further evidence may be found in two recent Business Week online articles about the market for synthetic hormones and Peter Rost's whistleblowing case involving synthetic human growth hormone and what it could mean for Pfizer. -AMS