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Dpt Vaccine Controversy #296938

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 14, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Lawsuits against mfrs. of anti-whooping cough vaccine DPT examined; Karen Piefer's case cited as example [Rick and Judy PIEFER - discuss vaccine's damage to daughter.] DPT's use in United States and risk of serious side effects such as those experienced by Karen Piefer discussed. [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. Alan HINMAN - notes irony in DPT.] Whooping cough's past and current status in United States outlined on screen. Senator mentioned conducting hearings on dangers of DPT. [American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson Dr. Harry JENNISON (sic) (*reporter idens. him as Jeffrey Schwartz) - notes parents' letters of concern, experiences with DPT.] [American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson Dr. Harry JENNISON - feels responsibility to alert families and physicians of risks.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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