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Senate / Non-Prescription Drugs Hearing #458922

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 1971
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee holds hearing on non-prescription sleeping pills.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Senator Thomas J. McINTYRE - points out most doctors wouldn't prescribe drugs advertised on TV.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Charles C. EDWARDS - agrees with McIntyre.] Condensation of commercials film shown. [McINTYRE - says government doing nothing to protect consumer.] [EDWARDS - says safety of non-prescription drugs has been primary concern, while effectiveness of drugs ignored.]

Chancellor, John

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