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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1985
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported approving generic Valium.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Potential econs. involved in sales of generic Valium examined; Hoffmann La-Roche noted currently exclusive manufacturer of drug. [Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret HECKLER announces approval of generic Valium.] Generic version said now available under name of diazepam from 3 United States firms (listed on screen). [HECKLER - notes generic Valium will increase competition and lower cost.] Hoffmann-La Roche's effort to delay FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval of generic form described. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. Marvin SEIFE - defs. quality of generic drug; notes other generic drugs are pending approval.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Levine, Irving R.
Duration:
00:02:00

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