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Amphetamines / Senate Hearing / Drs. Recommendations #243712

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1976
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(Studio) 5 medical researchers tell Senate hearing today use of amphetamines for weight loss programs should be banned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Doctors testifying before Senator panel say there's nothing good re: amphetamines. [Harvard Med. School representative Dr. Lester GRINSPOON - says he sees no reason to prescribe amphetamines for weight loss under any circumstances.] Other doctors say prolonged use of drug can cause psychotic behavior and should be avoided during pregnancy. [U. of Colorado medical center rep. Dr. James NORA - says there's evidence use during pregnancy can cause birth defects.] Amt. of amphetamines produced in United States according to 1971 survey noted.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya

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