ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 04, 1972
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to investigate safety and effectiveness of non-prescription drugs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(FDA) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) believes many over-the-counter drugs over-advertise, lack adequate instructions, or are promoted in deceptive ways. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Commissioner, Dr. Charles EDWARDS - National Academy, in reviewing prescription drugs, also reviewed some over-the-counter drugs, finding only 25% of effective.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) limited budget noted.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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