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Oral Diabetic Drugs #236962

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1975
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(Studio) Earlier in week American Medical Association releases study with regard to potentially dangerous oral diabetic drugs. Most widely used drug is that mktd. by Upjohn Company under brand name Orinase.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Takoma Park, MD) Mrs. Audrey McClintic taking drug for 12 years [Mrs. McCLINTIC - says she's upset by news with regard to her oral diabetic drugs.] [Dr. Russell ARNOLD - says publicity causes havoc among patients already on drug.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Chicago, Illinois) Experts gather at diabetes meeting in Chicago, Illinois, but remain divided on drug study. [University of Chicago professor of medicine Dr. Henry RICKETTS - thinks drug dangerous.] [Dr. James MOSS - says his patients living longer with drug.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Takoma Park, Maryland) [Mrs. McCLINTIC - says she doesn't know whether to believe government or her doctor] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Alexander SCHIMDT - thinks concerned patients should talk with their physician. Doctors must acquaint themselves with controversy.] [Mrs. McCLINTIC - plans to continue taking pills till doctor tells her to stop.] Doctors confused and patients caught in middle.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:00

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