CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced with regard to National Cancer Institute study on link between drug used in nonprescription sleeping aids and cancer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Presence of drug, methapyrilene, in most sleeping aids and its alleged carcinogenic results in laboratory experiments on rats outlined. Environment Defense Fund call for government removal of methapyrilene-containing prods. from market stated. [EDF Leslie DACH - urges consumers check labels of medicines and cease use of prods. containing the drug.] Halt to Nervine prod. by Miles Laboratories noted. [The Proprietary Association spokesperson John WALDEN - thinks scare tactics uncalled for.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) actions upon confirmation of Cancer Institute findings cited; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announcement re: possible cancer risk by drug reserpine, taken for high blood pressure, detailed.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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