CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 14, 1978
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(Studio) Problems of overmedication with prescription drugs reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Betty Ford case noted. 1974 film shown. Cancer surgery recalled. Mrs. Ford now in Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, California. In interview with Harold Dow [Steven FORD - talks of mother's overmedication.] Alina Lodge, Blairstown, New Jersey, featured. [Lodge director Geraldine DELANEY - speaks of patients' attitude toward prescribed drugs.] National Institute on Drug Abuse statistics noted. [Lodge director Dr. Thomas FLEMING - speaks of problems re:tranquilizers.] Betty Ford interview on "60 Mins." in August 1975 shown. [Mrs. FORD - notes painful back trouble.] [Steve FORD - hopes his mother's problem will be helpful to others.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron
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