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American Agenda (Medicine: High Blood Pressure Drug) #162677

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) investigation of the high blood pressure drugs adalat and procardia, known by the generic name nifedipine, featured. [Bowman Gray school of medicine Dr. Kurt FERBERG, New York Hospital Dr. John LARAGH - cite the health risks from nifedipine.] Written statements from drug makers Bayer and Pfizer quoted. [Montefiore-Einstein hospital Dr. Edmund SONNENBLECH, LARAGH - offer differing opinions on the studies on nifedipine.] The overall question of problems with calcium channel blockers, for which there are no conclusive research studies, outlined. [Public Citizen Health Dr. Sidney WOLFE - cites the risks.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:04:40

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