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Medicine: Clinical Trials #884774

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) HHS statistics on inspectors for clinical trial sites cited.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) A report questioning the safety of clinical trials for drugs and medical devices examined; photo shown of mastectomy patient Kristina Ravski‡; details given about failures by the FDA. [Public Citizen’s Health Research Group Dr. Peter LURIE†, Senator Charles GRASSLEY†- criticize the FDA.] [Former FDA employee Dr. David ROSS†- recounts fraudulent behavior by the enroller in trials for the antibiotic Ketek††.] The possibility that this report will discourage patients from enrolling in clinical trials discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy

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