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Medicine / Allergies / Claritin #727192

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Tree pollen index map shown.

(New York: Elizabeth Kaledin) The move toward having patients manage their own allergies featured; details given about complaints about the high price of Claritin, now available without a prescription and no longer covered by insurance. [Allergist Dr. Alan GOODMAN†- relates patients’ concerns.] [Mother of allergy sufferers Dawn DAHMER†- describes her kids’ symptoms; says she can’t afford to buy over-the-counter medication.] [FDA commissioner Dr. Mark McCLELLAN†- comments on the possibility of other allergy medication going over the counter.] [Pharmaceutical industry consultant Steve FRANCESCO†- says switching non-sedating antihistamines {to non-prescription} is a no-brainer.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Kaledin, Elizabeth
Duration:
00:02:30

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