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Bitter Pill: Prescription Drug Costs / Generic Drugs (Part III) #621875

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Anne Thompson) Information and concerns about generic prescription medications examined; reasons for fewer types of generic drugs given. [University of Minnesota Stephen SCHONDELMEYER - explains the main difference between generic and name-brand drugs.] [University of Chicago Dr. Matt SORENTINO - says few salesmen come from generic companies.] [DuPont Pharmaceuticals Bob PERKINS - says Coumadin can be dangerous if not used carefully.] [Barr Laboratories Bruce DOWNEY - says DuPont has caused his company problems.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Roger WILLIAMS - says name-brand and prescription drugs are interchangeable.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Thompson, Anne
Duration:
00:02:40

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