CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) Center for Science in the Public Interest, consumer group, urging FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to warn pregnant women against using prods. containing caffeine reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Details given about Center spokesperson Michael Jacobson's letter to FDA commissioner Don. Kennedy. FDA's jurisdiction over uses of caffeine and rulings about substance at present outlined. Studies Jacobson noted as linking coffee drinking and birth defects described. Response of National Coffee Association spokesperson quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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