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How AIDS Activists Fought Government Bureaucracy for New Treatments

In the first ten years of the AIDS epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration approved only two drugs to treat the disease. Yet a third drug, approved last month, took only eight months. Health economist Peter Arno's new book, "Against The Odds" tells how AIDS activists have sparked sweeping reforms of the drug approval process, and sped up access to drug development for all illnesses.


Other segments from the episode on July 9, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 9, 1992: Interview with Eileen Farrell; Interview with Peter Arno; Review of the Clifford Jordan Big Band's album "Down Through the Years."


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