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Vaccine Amendment #718797

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Ashleigh Banfield) The debate over the Homeland Security Bill amendment which denies the right to sue drug makers featured; details given of the lawsuit against Eli Lilly, the maker of the vaccine additive Thimerosal†, which some parents believe caused autism in their children. [Parent Kathy KILPATRICK††- says she never questioned her daughter’s vaccines.] [Georgetown University School of Law professor Lawrence GOSTIN†- says the amendment closed the door on access to courts of justice.] [Representative Dick ARMEY†- says he is proud he put the amendment in.] [Representative Dan BURTON†- says the amendment is criminal.] Eli Lilly’s ties to the White House noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Banfield, Ashleigh

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