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Herpes Drug #92377

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bethesda, Maryland) FDA's approval of acyclovir as treatment for herpes reported; drug's effectiveness examined. ["SUE" - describes physical and emotional improvements with acyclovir.] [Dr. Stephen STRAUS - warns virus isn't cured by treatment.] ["SUE" - describes society's reaction to herpes.] [STRAUS - notes herpes' relative unimportance.] Acyclovir's benefits and area of risk outlined on screen.
REPORTER: George Strait

(Studio) Acyclovir's potential role in treatment of various other forms of herpes, limitation of drug at present, search for herpes cure discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Timothy Johnson

Johnson, Tim;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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