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Medical Devices / Control / Cataract Lenses #38458

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1975
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(Studio) House subcommittee considers 2 bills to impose federal regulations on devices used by medical profession.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) Congress bills to give FDA (Food and Drug Administration) more control over medical devices. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) deputy commissioner Sherwin GARDNER - says present law for medical devices doesn't have same assurance of safety as drugs, foods and biologicals.] Some devices to be controlled shown. [Med. director Georgetown University Hospital Dr. John STAPLETON - says cost of objects will rise due to regulation.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Ralph Nader spokesperson tells Congress of plastic lens inserted in eye of some cataract patients causing harmful side effects and blindness. Med. spokesperson says government control of medical devices needs updating.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:40

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