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AIDS / Experimental Drugs #315889

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) International AIDS rate, according to World Health Org., reported; details given.

(New York: Richard Schlesinger) Health investigators concern that ribavirin, obtained in Mexico by AIDS patients such as Troy Stokes, is more harmful than helpful examined; details given, scenes shown. [STOKES - cites his desperation.] ICN Pharmaceuticals' promotion of drug reviewed; FDA findings about ICN's testing of ribavirin outlined on screen, discussed. [Dr. Bernard BAHARI - describes ICN's promotion of drug for AIDS treatment; accuses company of trying to profit off AIDS victims.] Such procedure noted illegal in US. Representative John Dingell mentioned holding House hearings on issue tomorrow.

Schieffer, Bob;
Schlesinger, Richard

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