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FDA / Saccharin Ban / Cold Remedies and Sedatives #252736

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1977
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(Studio) House votes to delay saccharin ban; Senator to probably follow suit. FDA has ordered study to check indications that methapyrilene, used in cough and cold remedies and sleep aids, causes cancer. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) also wants to ban certain sedatives, if promoted for use in day-time.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) lists 5 major day-time sedatives it wants to ban; Cope, Compoz, Miles Nervine, Tranqium and Quiet World; there are other local and regional brands on market FDA's concern is drowsiness caused by products during day when alertness needed. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. William GILBERTSON - says items haven't been shown effective for treating simple nervous tension.] Mfrs.' attitude toward FDA (Food and Drug Administration) move noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:02:10

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