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Medicine: Tissue Bank Recall #708097

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 2002
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The government order for the recall of tissue from the CryoLife† tissue bank following the death of Brian Lykins† during knee surgery featured; details given of the CDC investigation of patient contamination traced to CryoLife. [Lykins' attorney Don KEENAN†- hopes the company will clean up their act.] [FDA senior associate commissioner Dr. Murray LUMPKIN†- questions CryoLife's procedure.] The lack of regulation of tissue banks noted. [American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Gary FRIEDLAENDER†- defends the medical system.]

Judd, Jackie;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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