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Nonprescription Drugs #287351

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1983
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(Studio) Amount spent in United States annually on over-the-counter drugs noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) findings on actual effectiveness and safety of ingredients in non-prescription drugs examined; general findings outlined on screen. [Acting FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Mark NOVITCH - explains restrictions on FDA's control of such drugs.] Ineffectiveness of caffeine in headache remedies cited as example [Public Health Research Group spokesperson Dr. Sidney WOLFE - feels unnecessary and ineffective ingredients such as caffeine pose needless risk.] Benefits of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) review for consumer listed on screen.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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