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Amphetamines #16286

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
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(Studio) American Medical Association endorses President Nixon proposal for drug addiction agency; local communities using own plans to control availability of amphetamines.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Huntington, New York) [Dr. Milton GORDON - says heroin or marijuana not prescribed, but amphetamines are.] 80% of Huntington doctors, all druggists have signed pledge not to prescribe or dispense amphetamines except for 2 rare diseases. [Dr. Melville ROSEN - says amphetamine prescribed because easier for doctors to give patients pill than understand their problems.] [Unidentified TEENAGERS - express opinions concerning Huntington doctors policy.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) Amphetamine producer resisting attempts to place restrictions on escotral.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Senator Birch BAYH - asks what harm will be done by restricting escotral while Smith, Kline and French Company has day in court] [Company spokesperson Don K. FLETCHER - believes company should have chance to present case before action taken.] [Senator Thomas F. EAGLETON - says company will continue producing escotral while tying up case in courts for years] [FLETCHER - says company will change practices if will help situation.] [EAGLETON - asks if Fletcher believes escotral not being diverted to illegal use.] [FLETCHER - doesn't think escotral being abused.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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