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House Drug Information Requests / Califano Refusal #55209

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano's troubles with Congress due to refusal to provide information on drug companies, prods. and prices reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) House committee request of Califano for information in investigation of drug companies pricing of brand name and generic drugs outlined. Califano's refusal to give this information to committee and legal opinion from Attorney General Griffin Bell to back it up noted. [Representative John MOSS - orders Califano to supply info.] [CALIFANO - can't do so.] [MOSS - says Secretary is in contempt of committee and of House] Committee's vote to cite Califano for contempt, which must be passed by entire House, reported.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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