CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 04, 1969
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) panel ends 4-yr. research on hazards of birth control pill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report shows users 4 1/2 times more likely to get blood clotting disease. Indirect evidence, but no proof of cancer ties. Pills 10-30 times better than diaphragm. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Director Dr. Herbert LEY - says benefits outweigh risks. It's safe to be sold.] [Chairperson Advisory Committee Dr. Louis HELLMAN - says clotting risk defined. This report is conservative. Consider report "yellow light."] 8,5 million women use pill.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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