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Pro/Con: Prescription Drug Substitutions (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-02

Duration: 00:03:30

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | PRESCRIPTION DRUGS | Pharmacists


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Bopp, Ed Speaker
  • Williamson, Don Speaker


This segment from the June 2, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Pro/Con debate on whether Louisiana should allow pharmacists to substitute cheaper brands of prescription drugs to their customers. State Representative Ed Bopp of Arabi, a pharmacist, speaks in favor of the issue, while State Senator Don Williamson of Shreveport, the Chairman of the Senate Health and Wellness Committee, speaks against the issue. Host: Ron Blome