CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 03, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) [Mike TOUMY, Chris FARRELL - comment on their tans as result of tanning tablets.] Active ingredients in the pills listed; tablets popularity in the sunbelt noted. [Store owner Richard LERER - comments.] [Golden Glow salon SPOKESPERSON - sells tablets.] FDA's opposition to tanning tablets, approved in France and Canada explained; Hoffman-La Roche, the world's only mfrs. of ingredients used in tanning tablets, said denying selling United States companies the substances. Cosmetess Corp., the United States manufacturer of tanning tablets, said claiming to obtain necessary ingredients under-the-table. Change in Corp.'s name for product from Riviera Tanning Tablets to Hawaiian Tanning Tablets explained. [Distributor Jim FREEMAN - praises prod.] Prod.'s price compared to actual cost of mfring. them discussed. [Univ. Illinois professor John ERDMAN - says contents are actually considerably less than on the label.] Effect of overdose described; Carol Thomason's experience reported as example [THOMASON - notes hepatitis caused by build-up of ingredients; explains.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) said considering court action to halt sale of product
REPORTER: Steve Young
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