NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 04, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported signing Orphan Drug Act.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Implications of bill for rare disease victims such as Sharon Dobkin and Adam Seligman examined; conflicting positions on bill of Attorney General William French Smith, assistant Treasury Secretary for tax policy John Chapoton and Health and Human Services Secretary Richard South Schweiker outlined. [SCHWEIKER - is pleased with bill.] [DOBKIN - agrees.] Concern that tax credits given pharmaceutical firms in bill won't be enough to induce them to manufacturer needed drugs noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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