ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on prescription drugs cited.
(New York: John McKenzie) The lack of consumer information on the side effects of prescription drugs examined. [University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Dr. Brian STROM - says users know or are told little about drug interactions.] The lack of an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requirement for consumer warnings on prescription drugs mentioned. [Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Dr. John SIEGFRIED - says information comes directly from the physician and pharmacist.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) survey finding that only 35 percent of doctors and 23 percent of pharmacists explain the side effects of medication noted. [Georgetown University Medical Center Dr. Raymond WOOSLEY - says consumers are not getting counseling about their medication.]
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