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AIDS / AZT #555252

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 20, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Ann Rubenstein) Govt. approval of experimental drug AZT for treatment of AIDS victims and concern over its cost examined; details given, scenes shown. [Burroughs Wellcome Company spokesperson Dr. David BARRY - expects drug to become available shortly.] AZT's limited effectiveness explained. [Health and Human Services spokesperson Robert WINDOM - hopes AZT buys time for discovery of cure.] [Gay Men's Health Crisis spokesperson Tim SWEENEY - criticizes drug's cost.] [AIDS victim Tim DOYLE - cites his inability to afford AZT.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - explains proposed legislature for drug's funding.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [Dr. Marty HIRSCH - discusses pros and cons of AZT.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Rubenstein, Ann

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