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Drug Tests / Investigation #245810

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Federal health representatives denounce some research and drug firms for misrepresenting test results.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) finds deficiencies in animal-testing procedures of Biometric Testing Incorporated
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Skokie, Illinois) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) charges G.D. Searle Pharmaceutical Company with falsifying results of drug tests with animals and hiding fact that some of its drugs could be poisonous.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Commissioner Alexander SCHMIDT - says Searle hasn't submitted all facts to FDA.] Biometric spokesperson wouldn't comment on FDA (Food and Drug Administration) charges. Searle says it's inappropriate for FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to call for grand jury investigation in political environment of Senate hearing.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Michigan) Chemical called PBB, polybrominated biphenyl, killing off Michigan livestk. by 1000's. Farmers keeping livestk. off market voluntarily, although ant. in animals within FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) [Michigan farmer Louis TROMLEY - describes cow's condition. Can legally sell her for neat but morally cannot do it.] [PBB victim James GREEN - describes PBB's effects on him.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks Green if he'd still like to play football (which he cam no longer do.)] [GREEN - yes.] Schmidt says only way to get rid of PBB traces would be to destroy all Michigan livestk. Farmers agree with idea.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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