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In Depth (Life Line / Weight Loss) #629654

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Concerns about the safety of the new weight- loss drug Xenical examined; details given of the popularity of the new drug. [Fat pill user Pat BEASLEY - explains why she is trying Xenical.] [Direct Response Marketing director Tom O'BRIEN - says people want Xenical.] [Lindora Medical Center Dr. Joseph RISSER - says Xenical works only in the digestive system.] [Rockefeller University Dr. Jules HIRSCH - expresses concern about Xenical.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Study results showing the safety risks of liposuction reported; concerns about death rates noted. [NYU Medical Center Dr. Rama RAO - describes concerns about liposuction.] [American Academy of Dermatology Dr. Darrell RIGEL - says any cosmetic procedure carries a risk.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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