NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1981
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(Studio) Hepatitis vaccine said OK'd by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for 1st time.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Hepatitis A and B explained. [FDA Commissioner Dr. Arthur Hull HAYES - announces approval of vaccine.] Development of vaccine explained. Role of Dr. Baruch Blumberg explained in with regard to research on Australian aborigines. Barbara Werner shown, mentioned. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Don. FRANCIS - notes potential for preventing disease completely.] Mfg. film shown. Merck, Sharp and Dohme film shown. Mass product said difficult.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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