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American Agenda (Medicine: Diet Pills) #719528

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 06, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Carole Simpson) Revolutionary new weight control program that uses potent anti-depressant drugs because of the belief that obesity is a chronic medical condition featured; the Prozac-like drugs named. [Dieter Janet DRESDEN - talks about her regimen.] [MIT neuroscientist Richard WURTMAN - reviews his dexfenfluramine drug research.] [Diet patient Jennifer COHEN, clinician Dr. Michael WEINTRAUB - talk about weight and the drugs.] The concern of some doctors about the need for patients to stay on the diet pills for life outlined. [Rockefeller University Dr. Jules HIRSCH - wonders about adverse effects.] [DRESDEN - reaffirms her belief in the pills.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:04:40

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