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Otc Drugs #222605

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1972
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(Studio) Action taken on advertising claims made by manufacturers of painkiller and antacids.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) launch crackdown on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Unfair ads. said made by American Home Products, Bristol Myers, and Sterling Drug. Claims for Bayer aspirin, Cope, Vanquish, Midol, Excedrin, Bufferin, and Anacin, discredited. Effectiveness of other such drugs questioned (cited).
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Sterling Drug Company says its Bayer aspirin is honestly advertised. Bristol Meyers defends Bufferin and Excedrin.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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