CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2004
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.
(Studio: Randall Pinkston) The questions about the objectivity of a recent report on cholesterol guidelines examined; details given of the groups affected by the LDL guidelines & of the financial ties of six of the panel's nine members to drug companies making the cholesterol-lowering drugs. [Public Citizen Health Group Dr. Sidney WOLFE†- says the guidelines are beneficial to the drug companies & there cannot be conflicts of interest.] [Cardiologist Dr. Steven NISSEN†- defends the effectiveness & safety of the drugs.]
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