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Senate / Non-Prescription Drugs Hearing #218119

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 1971
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee hears testimony on drug hazards most people consider harmless.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Charles C. EDWARDS - says advertising ind. took advantage of complex society, discovery of new drugs to create climate of need; encouraging people to take drugs without considering cause of symptoms leads to drug abuse.] Condensation of commercials film shown. [Senator Thomas J. McINTYRE - says FDA (Food and Drug Administration) should do something fast.] [EDWARDS - says problem difficult because self-medication has existed long time.] Edwards says seizure action has begun against "Excedrin PM" and "Asper Sleep."
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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