NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Lisa Myers) The scam by drug companies to push a plan through the closing days of Congress that would keep many generic drugs off the shelves and therefore force consumers to buy overpriced brand name drugs featured; details given of the Project to Fund Biomedical Research, which is just a sham to allow drug companies to increase their profits. [Mother Saita SOFER - talks about the tremendous expense of allergy drugs for her children.] The role of Senator Fred Thompson in pushing a special deal for drug companies noted. [Senator Richard DURBIN - says this ones stinks and taxpayers will have to pay billions.] [Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Dr. Laurie SMALDONE - defends the scheme.]