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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1978
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(Studio) California law enforcement officers' step-up in investigation of physicians accused of profiting from wholesale prescription of dangerous, if legal, drugs reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Details about physicians' operations and extent of them given; films and photos shown. Arrest of Orange Cnty. general practitioner noted. [State consumer affairs spokesperson Richard SPOHN - states no. of doctors suspected of being involved and amount they can make.] High demand for Quaalude noted. ["Operation Dope" undercover AGENT - says physicians rarely ask questions of patients.] Effects of investigation described.
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter

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