CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Richmond, Virginia: Peter Van Sant) The controversy over Virginia Dr. William Hurwitz's prescription of heavy doses of narcotics for his chronic pain suffering patients featured; examples cited. [Chronic back pain sufferer Eisel GURGAINIS - says she does not feel high from her pain medication, just relief.] [HURWITZ - defends his prescription of the drugs.] [Virginia medical board overseer John HASTY - say Hurwitz's prescriptions are dangerous.] [Johns Hopkins hospital Dr. James CAMPBELL - defends Hurwitz: says patients develop a tolerance to the medication over time.]
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