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Pharmacists / Third Class Drugs #298107

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Francisco, California) Pharmacists' push to have 3rd class drug category created to accommodate sales of drugs such as Advil and Nuprin which contain ibuprofen; details of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decision on chemical reviewed. [Pharmacist Sol KESSELMAN - explains his professional and ethical stance on selling drug.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson William GRIGG - denies need for special category for drug.] Econs. involved in over-the-counter drug sales in different types of stores outlined on screen, discussed as possible motive behind pharmacists' current stance. [Drug Distributors' Association spokesperson Jack WALDEN - thinks pharmacists are trying to intimidate public.] [GRIGG - fears 3rd class of drugs will give monopoly to pharmacists as well as raise price of drugs.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem

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