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Tylenol Poisonings #100991

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Johnson and Johnson chairperson recalled describing cyanide contamination of company's Tylenol capsules as act of terrorism; Johnson and Johnson reported ending production of all nonprescription capsule prods.

(NYC: Bettina Gregory) Company's decision examined. [Chairperson James BURKE - explains move.] Other Johnson and Johnson prods. affected listed on screen, discussed. [Proprietary Association spokesperson Jack WALDEN - notes lack of such action by rest of pharmaceutical industry] Advantages of capsules explained. [Deputy FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner John NORRIS - sees no justification beyond Johnson and Johnson's vol. action.] [Investment analyst David CROSSEN - thinks capsule industry as a whole is on the decline.] [Dr. Tim. JOHNSON - discusses medical effects of decision.] FBI and local police said inspecting Johnson and Johnson plant in which capsule that killed Diane Elsroth was manufactured

(Studio: Ted Koppel) [BURKE - discusses situation, company's decision today rather than after 1982 Chicago killings, caplet product.] "Nightline" announced.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Gregory, Bettina;
Koppel, Ted

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