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Lawsuit / Diet Drug Case / Fen-Phen #631084

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) A 23 million lawsuit verdict against American Home Products by a former user of weight loss drug fenfluramine featured. [Plaintiff Debbie LOVETT - says drug companies cannot do what they did; says doctors would not have put her on the drug if they knew about the side effects.] [Company lawyer Bob SCHICK - says Lovett had a pre-existing heart condition.] [SMU Law School professor Ellen PRYOR - says future lawsuit settlements will cost much more.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with George Washington University Obesity Management Program Dr. Arthur Frank. [FRANK - says people become frightened of medication use; says all medications involve risk, but obesity carries more risk.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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