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Medicine: Morning-After Pill #841546

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The FDA's compromise ruling to allow the morning-after birth control pill to be sold without a prescription to anyone over 18 examined; details given about how Plan B works and about the opposition of religious conservatives. [On the street, 2 WOMEN – react.] [Family Research Council president Tony PERKINS†- worries about promiscuity.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON†- says it’s a good sign to have non-political decisions.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Jon LaPook) How this pill differs from the abortion pill {RU486} and the importance of the FDA’s decision discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The challenge for pharmacists to enforce the requirement that teens under 18 have a prescription featured. [FDA Center for Drug Evaluation & Research Dr. Steve GALSON†- says their credentials & registration are on the line.] [Pharmacists Bill BROWNSTEIN†, Denise McCARTY†- explain how they will handle sales.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Andrews, Wyatt;
LaPook, Jon;
Alfonsi, Sharyn

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