CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Susan Spencer) television commercials for drugs discussed. Ads for prescription drugs said expected. [American Association of Retired Persons Judith BROWN - says it has already begun.] Doctors' fear that people will begin demanding what kind of drugs they want just because it was on television discussed. [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. Alan NELSON - says he does not want to see people demanding drugs about which they know little.] [Lifetime Channel Dr. Tom ROCKWELL - says it is good to promote discussions between doctors] General population said not able to understand all warnings. [CBS Don. EVERS - says the requirements are not appropriate for consumer audience.] CBS showing commercials noted. [BROWN - says the cost of these ads will simply be added onto the already high price of prescription drugs.] Possibility FDA will change regulations with regard to warning stmts. mentioned.
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