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Encephalitis #66512

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Fond Du Lac, WI) Michele Gackstetter's survival from rare form of encephalitis described. [Skip GACKSTETTER - recalls daughter's problems.] Michele said 1st human to ever take experimental drug isoprinosine; details given. FDA's refusal to grant isoprinosine approval beyond its experimental use and FDA's demand for blind control test discussed; control test described.' [Newport Pharmaceuticals president Alvin GLASKY - explains why he won't run blind control test.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) said considering accepting historic controls for drug's testing. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. Marian FINKEL - says enough data possibly exists.] Historic control tests said sent to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) long ago; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) said conceding that they haven't read data yet. [Michele GACKSTETTER - notes work and patience required.]

Robinson, Max

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