CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1982
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(Studio) Strychnine poisoning of Tylenol in Oroville, California, reported; details given. Drug's mfrs. noted urging all retailers to withdraw product from shelves. (Color irregular early in report)
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Oroville, California) Strychnine poisoning here examined. (Video difficulty; names on screen illegible.) [OFFICIAL - announces case.] Removal of Tylenol prods. from stores here noted. [PEOPLE - comment on situation.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) investigative team said collecting samples from region for testing. [2nd OFFICIAL - comments on removing prods.] Fear of copycat poisoner noted.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
(DC) McNeil Consumers Prods. Company, manufacturer of Tylenol, said calling for ntnwide. recall of drug. [Drug industry spokesperson James COPE - asks for consumers to use caution.] Limitations to warning of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Arthur H. Hayes outlined. [HAYES - doesn't believe someone is trying to ruin McNeil or Johnson and Johnson.] [Johnson and Johnson cbrm. Wayne NELSON - believes poisoning is deliberate attempt to sabotage company and clear-cut murder.] Murders noted-occurring during Proprietary Association's meeting with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to discuss making new pkgs. tamper-proof. False alarm over alleged acid-contaminated eyedrops reported Problems facing FDA (Food and Drug Administration) outlined.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
(Chicago, Illinois) Funerals today for Tylenol victims Adam, Stanley and Theresa Janus reported; their deaths from cyanide-laced Tylenol recalled beginnings of crisis. Omaha, Nebraska, funeral for victim Paula Prince noted. Films shown. [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - notes lack of leading suspects.] [Toxicologist Michael SCHAFFER - exonerates McNeil Consumer Prods. of responsibility.] Findings of lab tests so far mentioned; Johnson and Johnson said beginning its own investigation with team of former FBI agents.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara
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