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(Studio) Hormonal drug, DES, suspected of causing some forms of cancer. FDA approves DES as emergency birth control method. 2 Senator subcmtes. open hearings with regard to decision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Capitol Hill) Drug's uses have included preservation of pregnancies. [Mrs. Janice LUDER - says she's sterile because mother took DES in her pregnancy.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner defends decision for emergency use of DES pill. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Alexander SCHMIDT - believes DES overused, but drug all right to be used in emergency situations.] Senator Edward Kennedy to block FDA approval of drug with legislature
REPORTER: Hal Walker
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Walker, Hal
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