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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 10, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush reported announcing end to fed. regulations on experimental drugs such as AZT for AIDS victims; details given.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Controversy over cost of AZT, marketed only by Burroughs Wellcome Company as Retrovere, and implications for AIDS patients examined; scenes shown. [Burroughs spokesperson Theodore HAIGLER - ests. cost to patients.] [Gay rights activist Jeffrey LEVI - notes unreasonableness of cost.] Medicaid's requirement for paying for AZT mentioned. [AIDS clinic dir. James RINGER - believes dilemma patients are placed in is unfair.] Role of individual states in AZT's accessibility explained. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - questions patients' options.] [Health and Human Services spokesperson Dr. William ROPER - responds.] [LEVI - comments.]

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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