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Laetrile / California Clinic #251977

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1977
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(Studio) California has Laetrile legalization bill pending, but one clinic already dispenses it.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Albany, California) Laetrile clinic in Albany, California, believed to be only openly operating one in US. [Cancer patient Glen SMYRES - cites own case; hopes Laetrile works.] Laetrile manufactured in Mexico; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has banned it as useless in US. (Film of cancer patients in Mexico shown.) Details with regard to clinic noted; officials haven't moved to close it. physicians say danger is that patients will forego other cancer treatments if taking Laetrile. [State health department spokesperson Cliambers BRYSON - feels this is most serious danger.] [Clinic manager Steve RICHARDSON - say 85% of patients have tried every other treatment.] REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

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