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Cancer Research / FDA and Sleeping Pills #258260

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1978
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(Studio) Report on nutrition subcommittee 's receipt of update on government's cancer research.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Agreement of Senators McGovern and Dole with medical experts who testify to them that there has been too much emphasis on finding cure for cancer and not enough on avoiding it initially reported [Cornell University Med. School Dean Theodore COOPER-lists questions people ask about government research program.] McGovern's statements about findings relating Americans' diets to cancer and remarks about National Cancer Institute's lack of research into this connection. [McGOVERN - states amount of Institution budget used for diet-related study.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) report that ingredient in most nonprescription sleeping aids may cause cancer in lab animals and calls for further testing noted. Chemical is methapyrilene and is stated as being found in prods. such as Sominex, Nytol, Excedrin P.M., Compoze and Sleep-Eze. Ind. response cited. FDA announcement of plans to ban promotion of daytime sedatives reported; reasons given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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