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Drug Experiments / Stough / Alabama Prisons #204976

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Gaylord Nelson's sub-committee to resume hearings on new drug testing. 1 name expected to come up.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Alabama) Dr. Austin Stough tests drugs on prison volunteers. He's operated in several states' prison systems. He's being evicted from Alabama due to critical report from Alabama Medical Association [Alabama Medical Association Dr. Tinsley HARRISON - talks of prisoners subjected to tests.] If tests not supervised properly, who's to blame and what does it mean to Americans who buy drugs? CBS reporter Foster Davis and others try and fail to get interview with Stough. Stough shown in 1967 film with Dr. John McCloud, who designed research with male birth control pill. [McCLOUD - asks Stough about feminism appearing in males.] [STOUGH - cites no physiological change.] 1 doctor believes Stough has been maligned; problems arise because of nature of prisons. Prisons provide healthy subjects; men reluctant to tell of adverse effects.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Montgomery, Alabama) [PRISONER - says get $16 every 2 weeks Get 50 cents every 3 weeks if not on program.] [2nd PRISONER - says stop taking pills if serious problem. Stop getting paid.] [3rd PRISONER - says knew of some who got paid but didn't take pills. Still happens sometimes.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(NYC) Some say Stough allowed in by putting prison doctors on his payroll. Hepatitis broke out at 1 prison during 1 of his tests.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(DC) [Pharmaceutical Mfrs. Association Dr. Robert QUINNELL - says if tests not valid, results in doubt. Tests must be accurate.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Prison tests 1st step before drug allowed on market FDA (Food and Drug Administration) thinks major drug companies have responsibility, not government
REPORTER: John Laurence

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Laurence, John;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:06:30

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