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.