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AIDS / AZT #314931

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's acknowledgement that abortion is necessary consideration for AIDS-afflicted pregnant women noted.

(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) Criticism over high cost of experimental drug for treating AIDS, AZT, and call for government release of other experimental drugs examined; details given, scenes shown. [PROTESTER - accuses industry of exploiting victims for profits with AZT.] [DR. - tells AIDS patient of his annual cost for AZT.] [Drug industry analyst Richard STOVER - defs. AZT's price.] [AIDS patient Christian HERRON - condemns his inability to receive AZT.] [KOOP - expects cost of AIDS care to continue rising.] California said only state so far financial AZT for patients unable to pay.

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:20

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