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A Closer Look (Medicine: Pain) #180516

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 16, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) "Journal of the American Medical Association" study on pain in older cancer patients cited.

(New York: Morton Dean) The problem of pain and how to treat it examined; details given of the findings of the American Society of Geriatrics on people's expectations about pain. [PATIENT, American Pain Society Dr. Russell PORTENOY, patient Gloria CROAT, American Academy of Pain Medicine Dr. David HADDOX - talk about pain, medication and concerns of addiction.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) New cox-2 inhibitor drugs to fight chronic pain featured; details given of how the enzyme cyclocoxygenase helps send pain signals. [Northwestern University Medical Center Dr. Thomas SCHNITZER - cites side effects problems with over-the-counter drugs.] [Merck Research Labs Dr. Beth SEIDENBERG, test patient Theresa HAYES - comment on cox-2 drugs.]

Dean, Morton;
Gibson, Charles;
Potter, Ned

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