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Health Care Reform / Pharmaceutical Deal #952165

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Criticism of a deal between President Obama and pharmaceutical companies, who are now backing his health care plan, examined; details given of the White House agreement not to seek price controls on drugs for seniors on Medicare and not to support importing drugs from Canada; TV ad shown. [White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DEPARLE†- says it’s part of the legislative process.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN†- says we’re not bound by the agreement.] [Public Citizen Health Research Group Dr. Sidney WOLFE†- says it’s a bad deal for the American public and a good deal for the drug industry.]

Couric, Katie;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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