CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 06, 1992
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(New York: Edie Magnus) Prescription diet pills phentermine and fenfluramine featured; their side effects listed; various scenes of obese people shown. [Chris FAHEY - talks about diet programs she's tried.] [University of Rochester Dr. Michael WEINTRAUB - says the medications can be helpful.] Weintraub's study published in "Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics" cited. [Harvard Medical Center Dr. George BLACKBURN - says it identifies obesity as a disease.] [Duke University Medical Center Susan SCHIFFMAN - expresses concern about the safety of the drugs for women in their child-bearing years.]
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