ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Tim Johnson) Procedure by which new surgical methods are introduced in the United States without any investigation by governmental organizations like the FDA examined; case of a new back surgery procedure cited. [Back pain patient Steve FIGUERITO - talks about the experimental procedure called percutaneous discectomy.] Financial stake that many physicians have in procedures they develop detailed. [Back pain expert Dr. Arthur LIGHT - expresses concern about the "perc" procedure.] [Neurosurgeon Dr. Stanton SCHIFFER - backs the new procedure.] Need for better information about the safety and effectiveness of surgical procedures noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's American Agenda segment announced.
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