CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1982
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(Studio) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death in April said being investigated as possibly linked with deaths in Chicago, Illinois, from cyanide-laced Tylenol; details given. Poisoning of California man recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) FDA's efforts to monitor situation described. [Health and Human Services Secretary Richard SCHWEIKER - calls for consumer caution.] Issue of tamper-resistant pkgs. such as those used in Europe considered. Possible link between poisoning of Tylenol in Chicago and in Oroville, California, discussed. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Richard SWANSON - is verifying chronology of California incident.] Panel of pkging. experts from drug mfrs. said meeting with press tomorrow to discuss new ways of pkging. prods.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
(Chicago, Illinois) [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - has nothing new to report] No. suspects under investigation mentioned. Post Ofc.'s distribution of Tylenol samples in Chicago suburb reported [Park Ridge post office spokesperson Bob WITT - notes officials' predicament.] [Jean LATUSZEK - reacts to getting Tylenol in mail.] Mayor Jane Byrne's proposed legislature affecting package mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara