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a coronary drug trial is that we've got the demand for it written into the Senate report at least three . Fortunately he's going to retire in August. I can't wait for whoever is his successor. Anybody will be better.


You've kind of reached a plateau. What is your prediction in the field of medical research?

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, I think that we may very well have some interesting breaks in drugs, both in cancer and in arteriosclerosis, with such money as we now have, if they money's well used. No matter how much money you have, if people have important drugs and they can't get them tested, you aren't going to know it So it becomes a struggle to get drugs that look important tested adequately, It's also a struggle to get anti- hypertensive drugs, which are well known, used on a wide scale.

Lots of doctors don't energetically recommend them to people that do have high blood pressure. About 40 percent of the people have high blood pressure don't know they have it. So we need a big public health campaign to detect people who are victims of high blood pressure, to use the drugs that we now know work.


Even possibly a testing campaign such as they do for diabetes?

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