CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported announcing side effects linked to acne drug called Accutane. Report introduced.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Govt. reported considering removal of Accutane from market. No. of Accutane-related birth defects given. [Dermatologist Dr. Glenn FUCHS- comments on avoiding pregnancy during Accutane therapy.] FDA study, obtained from "New York Times", illustration [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Frank YOUNG - comments on problem.] No. of birth defects noted being debated by opposing sides. [Hoffmann-La Roche company Dr. Philip DEL VECCHIO - defends drug.] Dermatologists noted claiming no substitute for Accutane existing. [Columbia- Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Janet PRYSTOWSKY - comments on drug.] [FUCHS - comments on drug.] Hoffmann-La Roche company spokesperson quoted with regard to effort to remove Accutane from market
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