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Arthritis #284722

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 1982
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(Studio) No. Americans suffering from arthritis mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Controversy surrounding arthritis treatment involving drug Oraflex examined; Ben Fishbein's case cited as example [FISHBEIN - notes improved life with Oraflex.] British medical reports of deaths believed associated with use of Oraflex outlined on screen. ["Public Citizen" spokesperson Dr. Eve BARGMANN - doesn't consider death an acceptable side effect.] Eli Lilly and Company's response to criticism noted. [Company spokesperson Dr. Ian SHEDDEN - expresses concern.] [National Insts. of Health spokesperson Dr. John DECKER - considers drug too much trouble to use.] Dilemma faced by arthritis victims outlined.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Rather, Dan

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