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Tylenol Poisoning #280814

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1982
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(Studio) Authorities' continual efforts to prevent further deaths from cyanide-laced Tylenol in Chicago, Illinois, area noted; general psychological profile of killer outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Some retailers reported selling banned Tylenol at exorbitant black market prices. [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - notes profit motive of some merchants.] Possible fines faced by retailers mentioned. Cnty. board of cmsnrs. reported passing ordinance requiring sealed over-the-counter drugs. [Bd. spokesperson Bernard CAREY - notes possible psychological contagion.] [Drug industry spokesperson Jim COPE - supports law.] Current methods of sealing prods. described. [Toxicologist Joerg PIRL - notes maniacal personality's possible commitment to such activity.] Concern over city's immigrant and non-English speaking population's susceptibility to poisoned Tylenol cited. [TEACHER - instructs class to bring in drug.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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