CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984
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(Studio) Vaccine's apparent impact on whooping cough death rate outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Implications of pending whooping cough vaccine shortage, caused by 2 companies halting production, leaving only 1 manufacturer in US, examined. [Lederle Labs pres. Robert JOHNSON - claims mfrs. are abandoning vaccine manufacturer due to litigation.] Karen Piefer's permanent brain damage as result of vaccine recd. during infancy and resulting legal award cited as example [JOHNSON - describes econs. of litigation for pharmaceutical companies] [American Academy of Pediatricians spokesperson Dr. Martin SMITH - fears possible consequences on having only 1 source for vaccine.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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