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Tonight on ABC World News Tonight they are going to be doinga segment on :"Should the seriously ill be allowed easier access to drugs notyet on the market?"The IBS Self Help Group arranged for Heather Montgomery to be interviewed.Catherine, her mom, is a member of the Zelnorm Action Group. The interviewand filming occurred yesterday at her home in Knoxville, TN.Catherine learned about ABC's plan to do a segment tonight and ABC wasinterested in seeing the tape. The tape went to them this afternoon butwe are not certain whether they will use it.However, the tape has been made available across a satellite feed toall large media outlets as of the end of today. Hopefully the segmentwill air across the country tomorrow if not tonight.The tape begins as:==============================================================================40 Million Americans Suffering From IBS Forced to Wait Even Longer for Relief FDA Denial Leave Patients Desperate for New TherapiesThis week, the FDA denied approval for a promising new drug for irritablebowel syndrome (also known as IBS), surprising observers and leavingthe 40 million Americans who suffer with this disease wondering when anew drug will be available to help relieve their symptoms. One youngpatient for whom this was the only hope in sight is searching for answers.17-year-old Heather Montgomery is a Tennessee high school student hopingto start college next year. But unlike her friends, she's not stressingover grades. Until the right prescription medication comes along,Heather won't be able to attend college, because she is a prisoner to IBS,a chronic, painful condition that prevents her from living a normal life.......==============================================================================The narration mentions the group effort in fighting for Lotronex and nowZelnorm.I'm hopeful that our numbers will grow if the tape airs.Watch ABC News tonight and see if it airs.Jeff
 
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