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Tylenol Contamination #280348

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1982
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(Studio) Continue deaths linked to cyanide-laced Tylenol reported; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Authorities' efforts here to discover source of contamination examined. [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - notes potential for disaster.] McNeil Consumers Prods. Company's recall of suspected contaminated batches (lot numbers listed on screen) discussed. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) deputy commissioner Dr. Mark NOVITCH - considers problem isolated to Chicago.] Med. authorities' efforts to prevent further deaths described; financial impact on McNeil's parent company, Johnson and Johnson, described.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Arlington Heights, Illinois) Death of Adam Janus from cyanide poisoning, followed by his brother and sister-in-law, discussed. [NEIGHBORS - comment on situation.] [Poison control center Robert BARKIN - notes number of calls received so far.] [Mayor James RYAN - will solve crime.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

(Studio) Cleveland woman reported hospitalized with cyanide poisoning; details given. Reward offered by Tylenol mfrs. and role of FBI in investigation noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McNamara, Bob;
Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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