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CBS Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that state laws banning advertising of prescription drug prices are unconstitutional.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 34 states had laws forbidding drug price advertising. Consumer groups challenged laws. Price fluctuations of achromycin and tetracycline in Virginia noted. Court rules 7-1 that the laws violate free speech. [Virginia citizens consumer council Lynn JORDAN - says hopefully consumers will shop around and save money.] [Attorney for Virginia consumer group Alan MORRISON - remarks on effects the ruling will have.] Ruling will also effect advertising of eyeglasses, funerals, doctors, dentists and maybe attys.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Supreme Court upholds ruling that says states may not require parental consent to provide birth control devices to minors on welfare.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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