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Medicine: Illegal Cancer Drugs #1025495

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio: Armen Keteyian) An investigation into doctors buying cancer drugs from overseas that are not approved by the FDA reviewed; map shown; FDA statement quoted; details given about counterfeit Avastin coming into the US, the cost difference and the investigation of a clinic in Johnson City, Tennessee owned by Dr. William Kincaid††; clinic statement quoted. [In shadow, clinic WORKER – says it could be fatal.] [Partnership for Safe Medicines president Marvin SHEPHERD††- says doctors should not be buying unapproved foreign medications.] Legislation that expands the FDA’s power to inspect foreign manufacturing sites and increases penalties for counterfeiting drugs discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Keteyian, Armen

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