CBS Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1981
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(Studio) Officials of company in soft contact field said chgd. with entertaining officials responsible for regulating the industry
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) House subcommittee hearing into claims that soft contact lens users are paying more for cleaning solution due to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officials Mary Bruch and Arnauld Scafidi making their decisions after lavish entertainment by company mfring. the lens cleaner. [Representative Albert GORE - says evidence indicates Burton, Parsons and Company, Incorporated, adopted corruption of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officials as company policy.] Testimony of former company official John Bryer with regard to company consultant Keith Whitham's statement that company owner John Tommy Manfuso would make sure Bruch won at the track noted. [BRYER - recalls betting experience.] [WHITHAM - says Bryer is lying.] Manfuso's testimony outlined; new lens cleaning prods. said now allowed on the market after FDA (Food and Drug Administration) transferred authority for approval to other officials.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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