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American Medical Association / Politics #286052

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 24, 1982
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(Studio) American Med. Association's lobbying efforts to exempt doctors from FTC (Federal Trade Commission) legislature noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) AMA's concern over FTC's antitrust activities reaching into field of medical examined. [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. James SAMMONS - explains organization's concern over FTC's interference.] FTC (Federal Trade Commission) measures since 1978 saving consumer money and breaking physicians' price-fixing or unfair labor practices described. [FTC chairperson James MILLER - thinks price-fixing, kickbacks, deception are separate from quality care.] Coalition of other medical groups said supporting FTC. [American Nurses Association spokesperson Ronald NICKELS - notes implications should American Medical Association win.] Amt. American Medical Association has contributed to incumbent Congress in past year mentioned.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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