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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) A new proposed plan from the Democrats for controlling prescription drug prices examined; details given of planned aid to Medicare recipients. [President CLINTON - comments.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - gives example of what Medicare would pay.] ABC poll findings that middle aged Americans are concerned about Medicare's prescription coverage cited. [Republican Speaker of the House Dennis HASTERT - says we will work with the White House.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Graph of the amount spent on prescription drugs over the last 8 years shown.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) The battle over decision-making by doctors and patients on prescription drugs examined; details given of how marketing campaigns encourage the use of more expensive drugs and of how two new groups will now provide unbiased information about drugs. [AARP John ROTHER - says consumers don't have the data to make decisions.] [Blue Cross Group Scott SEROTA - explains how drugs will be analyzed.] [Pharmaceutical industry Alan HOLMER - responds.]
- Cochran, John;
- Jennings, Peter;
- Judd, Jackie
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