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A Closer Look (The Pain Scale) #186402

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on spending on over the counter painkillers cited.

(San Francisco: Nancy Snyderman) The dangers of taking non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAID) examined; examples cited. [NSAID user Nina WAITE, Ken SMYTHE - say the drugs gave them ulcers.] [Emergency room chief Dr. Bill TEUFEL, Stanford University school of medicine Dr. James FRIES, gastroenterologist Dr. George TRIADAFILOPOULOS - cite side effects of NSAID.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information on the ABC website noted. Report introduced.

(Atlanta and Baltimore: Erin Hayes) Some examples of unusual cutting-age medicines examined; diagram shown of how pain switches work along the spinal column. [Pain sufferer Barry ROYCEMAN, his physician Dr. Peter STAATS - talk about the use of snail venom.] [Dr. William CRAGG, back pain sufferer Josephine ABADON - comment on electrical spinal treatments.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Snyderman, Nancy

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