ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.
(Washington: Linda Douglass) The federal government's ban of the ephedra dietary supplement reviewed; details given of the death of baseball pitcher Steve Bechler after taking an ephedra product. [HHS Secretary Tommy THOMPSON- comments on the ban.] [Father Ernie BECHLER- reacts to the ban.] [Public Citizen Health Research Group Dr. Sidney WOLFE- criticizes the government for acting slowly.] [FDA commissioner Dr. Mark McCLELLAN- promises to shut down manufacturers.] [Nutrex Research CEO Jeff McCARRELL- comments on sales.]
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