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Med.: Drugs / Heroin, Buprenorphine #318539

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Withdrawing from heroin discussed. [ADDICT - comments on pain.] [Yale Med. School Dr. Thomas KOSTEN - comments on addiction and treatment.] Drug called buprenorphine discussed; details given. [National Institute on Drug Abuse Dr. Ed JOHNSON - praises buprenorphine.] Methadone compared to buprenorphine. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Maxine STITZER - comments on new drug.] [ADDICT - says getting off buprenorphine was easy.] Link between intravenous drug abusers and spread of AIDS noted. [KOSTEN - says buprenorphine might get heroin addicts to stay in treatment and stop spread of AIDS through less intravenous drug abuse.] Govt. officials quoted.

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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