CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Controversy over growing popularity of psychedelic drug MDMA, known as Ecstasy, examined; its use by some psychiatrists despite lack of research cited. [Earl and Marge DEACON - describe their perceived effect of MDMA.] [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson Ron BUZZEO - wants drug banned.] [Dr. Rick INGRASCI - defs. using unregulated drug with patients.] [Marie LITTLEHALE - agrees.] [Michael McDANIEL, "KATHY" - claim MDMA has respectively improved their art work and eliminated addiction to cocaine.] [BUZZEO - notes same arguments have been used with LSD and cocaine.]
REPORTER: Steve Young
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