Wednesday, March 16 2005
LAW & ORDER --(10:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14)
"Coming Down Hard"
SUICIDAL STUDENT JUMPERS PUT PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM ON DEFENSIVE OVER TRIAL USE OF ANTI-DEPRESSANTS -- PETER STRAUSS GUEST STARS. When two college students take flying leaps to their deaths, Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) discover that both students were participants in a secret testing program on a new anti-depressant run by a large drug manufacturer that has yielded a high rate of suicides -- and more attempted suicides. A.D.A. McCoy (Sam Waterston) decides to vigorously pursue the CEO of the pharmaceutical firm (guest star Peter Strauss) for second-degree murder but his case hinges on convincing the judge to admit guarded clinical trial info. S. Epatha Merkerson, Elisabeth Rohm and Fred Thompson also star.