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Experimental Drugs #315528

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tijuana, Mexico: John Blackstone) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported considering easing testing requirements for experimental drugs in wake of AIDS epidemic; implications for treatment of other diseases as well noted. Details given, scenes shown. [American Cancer Society spokesperson Dr. John LASZLO - credits AIDS lobby with FDA's new attitude.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - cites need for compassion.] [Gay rights attorney Ben SCHATZ - fears potential for drug co. profiteering; explains.] Flight of Americans to purchase United States drugs sold legally here but not in United States noted. [AIDS patient Dave PETERSON - describes necessary subterfuge.]

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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