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That's my opinion. That's my opinion.
You mentioned arthritis, and I know you're interested in that
In arthritis, yes. Well, I have gotten Senator Pepper
to hold hearings this spring on arthritis, and there is a bill
in his office which takes arthritis away from metabolic diseases
and from digestive diseases and kidney diseases and makes it
stand alone on the money that it has so that it will get some
attention from people who really care about arthritis, and we're
going to hope that the bill will pass. There may be a lot of
trouble on the House side -- I don't know --, even on the Senate
side because it goes to Hatch, and Hatch is a Mormon from Utah
and very rigid and very reactionary, and he may well hold it
up. It's going to take a lot of work on my part to do it.
Well, now, arthritis is a disease that has a certain emotional
Yes, but nothing like cancer.
No, but it's pretty widespread.
It's widespread but in varying degrees. The people that
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