NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The Institute of Medicine report calling for changes in the way the FDA regulates drugs after they go on the market reviewed. [University of Wisconsin Robin Alta CHARO- says we need a different agency and a different system.] [Vioxx patient’s daughter Lindsey EDWARDS- says you don’t want your loved ones to take medication that could kill them.] [FDA whistleblower David GRAHAM- says FDA is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.] [FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Dr. Steven GALSON- defends the drug safety evaluation system.] Wal-Mart’s offer to refill most prescriptions for 4 dollars discussed.