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In Depth (Congressional Pharmaceutical Scam) #612331

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 01, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Congress' huge payoff scam to drug companies at taxpayer expense by extending their patent on certain drugs that was disguised in the 1994 GATT trade agreement examined; details given of the drug companies' massive contributions to Congressional campaigns. [Drug user Marian KELLOGG - says until the patent runs out she will be unable to buy a cheaper generic version of her medicine.] [Senator David PRYOR, Glaxo Wellcome, Incorporated, Janie KINNEY - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Feedback on the fleecing of America features presented. [Maine school teacher Mark BAILEY - reads his letter.] A letter from Secretary of Transportation Federico Pena read.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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