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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States government reported expanding use of drug to treat AIDS- related infections. Critics quoted. Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Govt. regulation, called treatment IND, reported allowing patients with life-threatening diseases like AIDS to use drugs that haven't been fully tested. Trimetrexate reported being made available free of charge to AIDS patients suffering from pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; details given, scenes shown. [Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Otis BOWEN - praises new regulation.] [Community Research Initiative spokesperson Thomas HANNAN - criticizes government's attempt to assuage AIDS sufferers' anger.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - defends program.] Sources quoted regarding other drug to be approved for AIDS-related blindness. AIDS patient quoted.

Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan

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