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Consumer Alert (The Hormone Hype) #714869

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Sharyl Attkisson) The mass marketing of hormone replacement therapy, despite its many risks, explored; details given of the promotion of HRT by physicians with financial ties to drug makers. [Barbara Jean House††’s daughter Sherry ZANTER†- comments on her deceased mother’s use of HRT.] [Former “McCall’s” health editor Hilary MACHT FELGRAN†- says drug companies supplied the media with information exaggerating the benefits of HRT and downplaying the risks.] [Menopause specialist Dr. Lila NACHTIGALL†- says she has ties to no one.] [The Cleveland Clinic Dr. Wulf UTIAN†- says it’s hard to know when there is a conflict of interest.]

Rather, Dan;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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