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Tylenol Poisoning #308225

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Harold Dow) Death of Diane Elsroth from cyanide-laced Tylenol in Yonkers, New York, examined; photograph shown. [Cnty. executive Andrew O'ROURKE - considers it a murder case.] Focus of investigation at present described. 1982 deaths from cyanide-laced Tylenol and impact on Johnson and Johnson recalled. [Chairperson James BURKE - notes impossibility of creating tamper- proof package] [Ind. analyst Larry FEINBERG - cites public's concern.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Apparent timing of Tylenol's contamination in Elsroth case reported

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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