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Drug Testing #191606

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) Charges from the consumer activist group Public Citizen that United States drug companies fail to complete drug safety testing featured; details given of the questions the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) raises. [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE - says the FDA-mandated studies are not getting done.] [Pharmaceutical industry representative Wayne PINES - cites the long time needed for such studies.] [University of Pennsylvania school of medicine Dr. Brian STROM - says patients are exposed to unnecessary risks while studies linger.] The suggestion that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) needs Congressional authority to impose fines on drug companies not finishing promised studies noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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