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Medicine: AIDS / AZT / Transplant Case #134695

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 17, 1991
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Government's intention to strip Burroughs Wellcome of its exclusive right to market the AIDS drug AZT and set its price featured; details given of the long patent rights battle. [Barr Lab attorney Myron COHEN - says Barr can market AZT at a lower price.] [On December 5, 1990, Burroughs Wellcome Company Dr. David BARRY - lays out company's claim.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Search for transplant recipients receiving organs and tissue from a man who turned out to have had AIDS featured; details given of 1985 case originating out of Medical College of Virginia Hospital. [LifeNet medical director Dr. Richard HURWITZ - comments.] Reduction of risks from AIDS in transplant cases reviewed. [Mt. Sinai Hospital Dr. Charles MILLER - minimizes risk.]

Reporter(s):
Jamieson, Bob;
Sawyer, Diane;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:30

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