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Tylenol Poisoning #100960

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 15, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced

(Chicago, Illinois: Bettina Gregory) New York district attorney investigating murder of Diane Elsroth with cyanide-contaminated Tylenol said believing product was contaminated at manufacturing site; details given. [Dist. attorney Carl VERGARI - explains findings so far.] [Tuesday, medical examiner Millard HYLAND - notes lifespan of cyanide.] Hyland's information said now disproved; details given. [VERGARI - explains initial disregard for shelf-life analysis.] [Tuesday, Johnson and Johnson chairperson James BURKE - claims Tylenol contaminated with cyanide breaks down on shelf; explains.] Company spokesperson said confirming today possibility poison could last indefinitely. Contaminated Tylenol discovered so far said manufactured at different plants, but passing through same distribution center, McNeil Pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania.

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) "This Wk." announced.

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Sullivan, Kathleen
Duration:
00:02:10

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