NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 02, 1972
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(Studio) Outbreaks of staphylococcic infections reported in hospitals that discontinued use of hexachlorophene for bathing babies, due to FDA warning.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) modifies ban, permitting hospitals to use hexachlorophene to fight specific infections. [Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Stanley HARRISON - says risk of staph infection must be weighed against toxicity of chemical.] [FDA, Director of Drugs, Dr. Henry SIMMONS - says staph outbreaks have been minor and that routine use of hexachlorophene is not appropriate.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
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