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Medicine: FDA / Drug Approval #578454

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announcement today of plan that will speed its approval of new drugs featured; historical footage shown of thalidomide children. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) lag time behind Great Britain in approval of various drugs outlined on screen. [Vice President Dan QUAYLE, FDA commissioner Dr. David KESSLER - comment on need for expeditious drug approval.] Provisions of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) fast track outlined on screen. Senator Edward Kennedy, Representatives Henry Waxman and John Dingell said objecting to parts of the program. [Health consumer advocate Dr. Sidney WOLFE - comments on health risks.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:02:10

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