ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: George Strait) The debate over health problems caused by the new fat substitute olestra that has been approved by the FDA examined. [Procter and Gamble Greg ALLGOOD, Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael JACOBSON - offer differing opinions on olestra.] Tomorrow's editorial in the "New England Journal of Medicine" claiming that olestra's long-term safety has not been tested quoted. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) advisory panel Dr. Henry BLACKBURN - says olestra will cause discomfort.] [FDA commissioner Dr. David KESSLER - responds.] Letter from Procter and Gamble to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) about the proposed labelling quoted.
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