CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1977
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has banned Laetrile as cancer treatment for 14 years without public hearing. Federal judge ordered hearing held and it begins in Kansas City, Missouri.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kansas City, Missouri) Advocates of Laetrile come to hearing, say government acting as judge, jury and executioner. Steve Gadler says Laetrile cured him and question is really 1 of his right to choose method of therapy. [GADLER - asks why he should have to buy from black market or smuggle instead of having freedom to choose.] Psychiatrist, Dr. Sam. Klagsbrun treats terminally ill patients and says Laetrile is hoax. [KLAGSBRUN - says medical sector deeply committed to find cure and try different methods, but if
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