CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 07, 1996
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(Studio: Gene Randall) Former President George Bush shown planting trees in Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Persian Gulf war veterans.
(Washington: Jeff Levine) Petition from a consumer advocates' coalition to repeal the interim rule allowing the use of experimental drugs on the military featured. [January 1991, Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - says the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved anything being administered to the troops.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE - says the Defense Department violated conditions in giving the experimental drugs.] [Gulf war veteran Charles SHEEHAN- MILES - says the drugs have caused harm to veterans.] The FDA's decision to review the policy of informed consent in the military noted.
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