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Health / Unnecessary Surgery and Department of Health, Education And Welfare Plan / Liquid Protein Diet Probe #491240

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 01, 1977
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare announcement with regard to plans to pay for Medicare recipients to get 2nd opinions in order to cut down on unnecessary surgery, and its request to states to do same for those on state Medicaid programs, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Department of Health, Education and Welfare undersecretary Hale CHAMPION - notes reasons for government's decision.] [Representative John MOSS - cites amount of money that can be saved with plan.] Plan detailed.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) investigations of links between liquid protein diets and 11 deaths noted; earlier Segment 3 report on subject cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas
Duration:
00:02:00

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