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Med.: AIDS / Drug #569804

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) No. of AIDS-related fatalities given. Report introduced.

(NYC: Robert Bazell) New AIDS drug called DDI discussed; details given, scenes shown of AIDS patient Joseph Widowfield taking drug. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Sam. BRODER - comments on drug.] AZT noted only approved AIDS drug. [WIDOWFIELD - compares AZT to DDI.] DDI noted not necessarily prolonging or improving life of AIDS patients. AIDS activists noted critical of FDA's approval process; scenes shown from last year's protest at FDA. DDI manufacturer Bristol Myers reported urging FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that drug be used in emergency drug programs.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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