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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Senate defeat of proposals allowing Americans to buy cheaper prescription drugs from other countries reported. [October 4, 2008, Barack OBAMA - speaks against overpriced drugs.] The cost of some specific drugs in the US vs. Canada cited.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Joe Johns) The question of whether President Obama & Congress members made a deal with pharmaceutical companies to keep out imported drugs discussed. [Senator Byron DORGAN - downplays the drug safety issue as bogus.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the politics behind the drug story. [GERGEN - says the White House cut a deal with industries to keep them from campaigning against health care reform, but this smells like a sweetheart deal.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How a member on the CNN floor crew is reading "A Tale of Two Cities" to show how long it takes to read a long bill amendment that was considered in the Senate explained

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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