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American Agenda (Medicine: Prescription Drugs Approval) #141700

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 10, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Decision by President Bush's administration to have the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) loosen regulations on prescription drugs examined; scenes shown of protest by AIDS patients against the drug approval process. [At hearings, Alzheimer's family member Woodrow WIRSIG - accuses FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of lying about the process.] Changes in the system that were proposed by Vice President Dan Quayle's Council on Competitiveness outlined. Examination of the system in Italy, where there is little drug regulation, featured; example cited of presence in Italy of hundreds of unproven drugs claiming to combat brain aging. [Neurologist Dr. Alberto SPAGNOLI, internist Dr. Vincenzo BACCI, professor Silvio GARRATINI - talk about the drugs that may not work.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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