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Methadone / Drugs In Armed Services #221146

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1972
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approves use of methadone for treatment of heroin addiction, but imposes more stringent controls on its distribution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rothenburg, West Germany) Dope often used by members armed services in Germany. Narcotics wholesaler interviewed by reporter Makes $10,000 in good mo. without much risk. He and others in same business make point of looking well-dressed and short-haired. Say police only suspect long hairs. [NARCOTICS DEALER - says Army only finds harmless drugs like hash. Can't get hold of speed and harder drugs. Says drug pushing very easy in Army.] Statistics given on recent increases of drug usage in West Germany.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John
Duration:
00:06:10

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