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Drug Testing and Poverty #287011

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Role of impoverished Americans in drug research as human guinea pigs in drug testing examined; Bill Renko's case cited as example [William DRESSER - notes uncertainty about his health future; recalls experiments he wouldn't submit to.] Risks involved discussed; past cases at University of Miami cited as exs. Drug testing recalled once performed predominantly on prison inmates. [Jimmy WARREN - doesn't know drug he's taken.] David Pagget's financial plight and his willingness to test drug which could worsen his cirrhosis of the liver noted. [PAGGET - explains submitting to tests.] Econ. imprisonment of vols. such as Pagget and ethical implications for science noted. [Clinical Pharmacology Associates spokesperson Dr. Ken LASSETER - regrets vols.' lack of understanding in some cases.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Reporter(s):
Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:30

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