This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The bombshell from the Cleveland Clinic linking Avandia, the "wonder drug" for treating type II diabetes, to heart problems examined; details given from the response of the FDA and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN†- says it is most urgent the company and FDA do analyses of the drug; offers patient advice.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - wants to hear from the FDA.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) How Avandia works, other medication options, the lack of clarity about this study and the need for a large study over a number of years discussed.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The response to rising gasoline prices examined; statistics for the peak driving season cited; details given about supply and prices and the risky financial business of refineries. [AAA's Robert SINCLAIR- speculates about prices.] [Tesoro chief economist Lynn WESTFALL- cites the refinery problem.] [May 15, Senator Jeff BINGAMAN - raises questions about refineries.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The fighting in the tinder box of Lebanon reviewed; scenes shown of the battle in a Palestinian refugee camp that is taking the form of Lebanese urban warfare with the army called in against the radical Palestinian group Fatah Al Islam, who attacked police and army positions.
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The route of the two wayward humpback whales down the Sacramento River towards the ocean featured; scenes shown of the whales. [BOY, marine expert Rod McINNIS, Coast Guard LCDR Sean RYAN- comment on the whales.]
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The fate of the bipartisan compromise immigration bill examined; details given about the amnesty aspect of the bill and the difficulty of keeping the delicate coalition together. [Senators David VITTER, Harry REID, Representative Brian BILBRAY- offer views on the proposals.] [Last week, Senator Edward KENNEDY -promotes the bill.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) A new kind of birth control pill called Lybrel that prevents pregnancy and eliminates periods examined. [Mother Rosa NOLASCO- recalls her PMS before Lybrel.] [NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Dr. Anne DAVIS- says it is an everyday pill: an evolution.] [MGH Inst. of Health Professionals Linda ANDRIST- raises questions about the long term.] [On the street, three WOMEN - react.]
(St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: Kelly Cobiella) New Orleans educator Doris Voitier, the superintendent of schools in St. Bernard Parish, who turned into a rescuer during the hurricane and afterwards rebuilt the school, profiled; scenes shown from the high school, flooded areas and the activity in the school today. [Teacher Tiffani GLAPION - praises Voitier.] [VOITIER - says pre-Katrina she was a rules follower; downplays having done anything exceptional.]