ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 07, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Aaron Brown) Agreement by American Home Products, maker of the fen-phen diet drug, to settle legal claims examined; details given of heart valve problems linked to the so-called wonder drug. [September 1997, FDA's Dr. Michael FRIEDMAN - says doctors recommend patients cease taking the two diet drugs.] [Fen-phen user Linda RHODES - comments.] [Plaintiffs' attorney Daniel BECNEL - outlines what the settlement offers.] [In company video, American Home Products CEO John STAFFORD - explains the decision to settle.]
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