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FTC / Physicians' Ad Ban / American Med. Association #255687

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) judge's ruling that American Medical Association should lift ban on physicians' advertising noted. American Medical Association reaction reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) potential for physicians' active competition for patients if full FTC (Federal Trade Commission) board upholds judge's ruling noted. Med. societies' opposition reported; reasons given. [FTC deputy director Alan PALMER - says professional orgs. can't impose restrictions that economy benefit their members and harm public.] American Medical Association response at Chicago press conference described. [American Medical Association executive director Vice President Dr. James SAMMONS - says this would amount to allowing FTC (Federal Trade Commission) employee to rewrite ethics for each profession in US.] [Cook Cnty., Illinois, physician Dr. Linda MURRAY - says there's no doubt many doctors overchging.; thinks ads would be positive if they would help bring down med. costs.]
REPORTER: Don Webster (WBBM-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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