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Drug / Prescription Prices / Over-The-Counter #192973

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Last year's 17 percent rise in prescription drug prices reported.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) Express Scripts report on drug prices examined. [Living on Social Security, Sandy REDLER - cites drug costs.] [Express Scripts CEO Barrett TOAN - says more and newer drugs add to the costs.] [PhRMA president Alan HOLMER - defends medicines.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE - suggests drug prices should be stabilized.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) plans to reevaluate its over-the-counter drug policies noted.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The controversial issue of whether patients can use drugs on their own examined; details given of the lower costs for over- the-counter drugs. [Drug user Jim BOZSA - worries about taking unprescribed cholesterol drugs.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Robert DeLAP - says people should be in charge of their own lives.] [Internist Dr. Eldon TRAME - worries about complicated medicines going over the counter.]

Reporter(s):
Judd, Jackie;
Newman, Kevin;
Stark, Lisa
Duration:
00:04:00

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