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Medicine: Viagra & Vision / Pomeranz Interview #791188

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 27, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) The link of vision problems to users of Viagra, Cialis & Levitra examined; diagram shown of the stroke damage to the optic nerve; details given of the difficulties in proving the link. [Pfizer vice president Dr. Michael BERELOWITZ†- comments on the first reports.] [University of Minnesota Dr. Howard POMERANZ†- comments on the rapid drug-vision loss link; minimizes the concern.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with Dr. Pomeranz. [In studio, POMERANZ - speculates the drug may cause circulatory changes to the optic nerve; states people do have permanent damage & lose part of their vision; talks about a susceptible optic nerve condition.]

Brown, Aaron;
Gupta, Sanjay

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