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Califano / Medical Research and Prisoners / Abortion / Smoking / Disc. #250147

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Califano's imposition of new restrictions with regard to medical research involving prisoners.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Drug companies' use of prisoner volunteers in testing new products noted. Details of new regulations preventing such activity in HEW-funded or FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulated projects given. [CALIFANO - cites concern with regard to prisoners capability in giving informed consent to take part in such projects. States recommendations with regard to ban on activity.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare secretary's 1st public statement on new abortion law quoted. [CALIFANO - isn't blaming Congress for passing unclear law.] Announcement of anti-smoking program upcoming next year
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare promise to increase efforts to fight against age and sex discrimination in schools and colleges, as result of out-of-court settlements of 3 lawsuits, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:02:20

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