Description: Episode #2 OBD: 1963-10-14 TRT: 30 min Host: Clark Mollenhoff, Washington Bureau of Cowles Publications Guests: Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota), chairman of a Senate subcommittee investigating the operations of the Food and Drug Administration. Senator Philip Hart (D-Michigan), chairman of a Senate subcommittee inquiring into the high prices of certain drugs on the market Senator Thomas Dood (D-Connecticut), proponent of legislation to tighten regulations on sales of barbiturates and “pep pills” Senator Karl Mundt (R-South Dakota), who believes that the disclosure of the Thalidomide danger was due more to Dr. Frances Kelsey than to the working of the FDA Congressman L. H. Fountain (D-North Carolina), chairman of a house committee studying the administration of the FDA George Larrick, commissioner of the FDA, will answer some of the criticisms leveled at his agency and tell what his agency is doing to enforce the law. In addition, a representative of the drug industry and a Mayo Clinic physician will comment. During the Thalidomide tragedy of 1962, public attention was focused on dangers to public health and safety through laxities in the enforcement of regulations covering new medicines by the Food and Drug Administration. Now long after the Thalidomide tragedy, serious questions are being raised by concerned legislators about the current effectiveness of the laws and the ability of the FDA to protect the public against another similar incident. AT ISSUE will bring to the screen those who see evidence of “rigged” reports by some doctors on clinical investigation of new drugs, see “loopholes” in existing legislation, and allege slowness in removing potentially dangerous drugs from the market. AT ISSUE: A LESSON OF THALIDOMIDE A production of National Educational Television Producer: Alvin Perlmutter
Keywords: women's rights
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