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Ecstasy #303944

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) ban on NDMA drug, known as "ecstasy" on street, due to its believed link to some deaths and permanent brain damage, reported [DEA spokesperson Gene HAISLIP - is concerned over drug's spread and availability.] Basis of Drug Enforcement Agency's decision explained. [Haight-Ashbury Clinic spokesperson Darryl INABA - describes drug's toxicity.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Rick INGRASCI - defs. his use of drug with patients; considers ban political and hysterical.] [Kathy TAMM - claims "wholeness" due to NDMA use after being assaulted.] [Researcher Ronald SIEGEL - notes same arguments were made for LSD, marijuana, PCP and cocaine.]

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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