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Nightline #772033

ABC Special for Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004

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  • Discussion with Ted Koppel (ABC), Food and Drug Administration Office of Drug Safety Dr. David Graham, and FDA Acting Deputy Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock re: issues related to the decision by the pharmaceutical company Merck to withdraw the arthritis medication Vioxx from the market, and subsequent testimony by Graham about the FDA’s role in approving drugs and monitoring their safety.
  • Taped segment with Lisa Stark (ABC), Graham, Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Dr. Eric Topol, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation Dr. Steven Galson, “The Lancet” Editor Dr. Richard Horton, Sen. Chuck Grassley‡, Public Citizen Health Research Group Dr. Sidney Wolfe, and FDA Office of New Drugs Dr. Sandra Kweder.
  • Taped excerpts of previous “Nightline” broadcasts involving ABC News Executive Producer Leroy Sievers, on the occasion of his retirement.
  • Reporter(s):
    Stark, Lisa

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