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A Closer Look (Elderly: Drug Prices) #185677

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on the elderly in America and their consumption of prescription drugs cited.

(New York: Deborah Amos) The high cost of prescription drugs to the elderly examined; specific examples cited. [Senior Jackie RIDLEY - laments costs.] [Nevada Representative Shelley BERKLEY - says those least able to pay pay the most.] [Las Vegas Dialysis Center Renee MIRANDA - comments on drug prices.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Study findings on the rise in prescription drug prices cited.

(New York: Betsy Stark) The reasons why pharmaceutical companies charge high prices for drugs examined; details given of the system of development, marketing and government protection. [Drug industry analyst Carl SEIDEN - estimates the cost of bringing a new drug to market.] [Immunex CEO Peggy PHILLIPS - defends costs.]

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy

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