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Medicine: Cancer Drug Shortage / A Bill #1021493

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 07, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The questions about the slow pace of passage of the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act that would require the FDA to be notified about drug shortages introduced.

(Washington and studio: Jon LaPook) Concerns about the shortage for cancer drugs for children examined; details given about the reasons the drugs are running out. [Cancer patient's father Mark SCHONEVELD††- talks about the drugs needed.] [FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret HAMBURG††- says the industry has to tell the FDA about drug problems.] [In a meeting, Representative Tom ROONEY, Senator Amy KLOBUCHAR††, Representative Diana DEGRETTE† - speak about why the bill has not yet been voted on.] [At press briefing, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - says Congress is getting ready and asks where is President Obama on the matter.] [In interview, Senator Harry REID - admits things take a long time in the Senate.]

Pelley, Scott;
LaPook, Jon

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