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A Closer Look (Side Effects) #195259

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 30, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The serious side effects of the powerful acne drug Accutane examined; details given of the issue of whether there is any connection between the drug and depression or suicide. [High school student and her mother Amanda and Lori CALLAIS - recall Amanda's personality changes while taking accutane.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) call for a suicide warning on the drug label noted. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Janet WOODCOCK - says the system failed.] [Representative Bart STUPAK - defends the consumers' rights.] [Dermatologist Dr. Michele GREEN - defends the medication.]

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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