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Med.: Alzheimer's Disease / Drug #114575

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Alzheimer's disease described. Report introduced.

(Sullivans Island, SC: George Strait) Controversy of FDA's end of testing of Alzheimer's drug, THA, featured. Uses of experimental drug in cases of victims of Alzheimer's disease Thomas Scarborough and Jane Wirsig cited as exs. [Daughter Vivian SCARBOROUGH - discusses father's symptoms.] [Husband Woodrow WIRSIG - discusses wife's symptoms.] Experimental study of patients on THC detailed; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported accusing project director Dr. William Summers of falsifying results. [SUMMERS - defends test results.] Support of THA results by scientists from Canada and Sweden reported [McGill Univ. Dr. Serge GAUTHIER - says drug produces dramatic response.] FDA's crackdown on Summers detailed. [Thomas SCARBOROUGH - says he lives good life.] [Woodrow WIRSIG - criticizes FDA.] Patients reported facing problems when THA is cut off. [Vivian SCARBOROUGH - says father needs THA.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) policy on availability of experimental drugs for terminally ill AIDS patients noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:00

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