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Medicine: Viagra & Blindness / Investigation #791358

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 27, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Calls for a black box warning on the labels of Viagra, Cialis & Levitra after reports of blindness among men who used the impotence drugs featured. [“Worst Pills, Best Pills” author Dr. Sidney WOLFE†- explains what he wants from the FDA.] [Former Viagra user Jimmy GRANT†- blames his blindness on Viagra.] [University of Minnesota Dr. Howard POMERANZ†- comments on the association between the drugs & vision loss.] The likelihood of removing the drugs from the market discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Elizabeth Kaledin) The risk of “stroke of the eye” discussed.

Schieffer, Bob;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Elizabeth, Bob Schieffer,

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