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Drug Report / Senate #237431

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 1975
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(Studio) Nonprescription drugs attacked in Congress hearing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 5-10% adults take drugs to ease their tension and insomnia. Doctors say most products like Nytol, Sominex and Compoz not effective. [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. David GREENBLATT - says drugs ineffective and have toxic potential.] Drug companies criticized for spending $350 million year to promote products. [Pennsylvania State University psychiatrist Dr. Anthony KALES - criticizes commercials.] Nytol television commercial shown. 4 years ago, doctors testified that these same drugs were unsafe and ineffective. Senators want to know why products still on market
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:02:00

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