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FDA / Saccharin Ban #47640

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1977
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(Studio) FDA's ban on saccharin evokes many objections.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Press conference is called at Department of Health, Education and Welfare Building Complaints from Juvenile Diabetic Fndtn. [Fndtn. spokesperson Leatrice DUCAT - cites number of juvenile diabetics in nation who can use no other sweetener.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says according to law there's nothing else to be done. Representative James Martin says people in Charlotte, North Carolina, area expect action. [MARTIN - cites reaction in home district; says he'll draft legislature] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) considers allowing saccharin by prescriptions.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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