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FDA / Report / Government Agencies #134657

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 15, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bettina Gregory) Report from an advisory committee on the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) featured; details given of committee's findings on the FDA's problems. [Committee chairman Dr. Charles EDWARDS, committee's Dr. Larry HOROWITZ - say the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) can't do it's job.] Photos shown to illustrate the bad working conditions for FDA (Food and Drug Administration) employees. [Senator Orrin HATCH, Health and Human Services Secretary Louis SULLIVAN - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Budget cutbacks in government regulatory agencies noted.

(Washington: Bill Greenwood) Critical problems at government agencies such as OSHA, FTC, Environmental Protection Agency examined; scenes shown from October 1989 explosion at a Phillips Petroleum Company plant in Pasadena, Texas. [AFL-CIO safety director Peg SEMINARIO - talks about OSHA.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - talks about government agencies.]

Greenwood, Bill;
Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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