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CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Heart attack drug Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) gaining FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for general use featured. [Bob McCALL - says he feels better after receiving the drug.] Talk show host Larry King's receiving TPA when experiencing a heart attack discussed. [KING - comments on how quickly TPA works.] Woman shown receiving TPA. [Washington Univ. Dr. Burton SOBEL - talks about the lives which can now be saved with TPA.] Way in which TPA acts to stop a heart attack discussed; details given, scenes shown. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Frank YOUNG - urges people to seek help if they feel they are about to have a heart attack.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) critics claiming TPA was not approved quickly enough discussed. [Competitive Enterprise Institution Sam KAZMAN - says the delay has cost too many lives.] [YOUNG - discusses safety and side effects of TPA.] Expense of drug considered.

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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