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Your Money (Medical Research: Taxol) #730177

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 06, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced.

(Bethesda, Maryland & Washington: Jackie Judd) How the taxpayers funded research that led to Bristol-Myers Squibb making billions in royalties from Taxol, a drug used to fight ovarian & breast cancer, while getting little back examined. [Representative Ron WYDEN - says the federal government dropped the ball & did not protect the public's interest.] [National Insts. of Health Dr. Mark ROHRBAUGH†- says Bristol-Myers & the government needed each other.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Judd, Jackie

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