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FDA / Saccharin Ban / Laetrile #48134

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1977
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to go ahead with saccharin ban but will allow artificial sweetener sold as nonprescription drug.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Sweetener itself can be sold, but can't be used as additive in mktd. foods. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Donald KENNEDY - says case against saccharin as cancer-causing agent can't be ignored.] Diabetic assns. blast decision and 1 Congman. says he has many sponsors for bill to leave artificially sweetened foods on market Ban could take effect as early as August.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reaffirms opposition to laetrile,made in Mexico and used as cancer treatment. Alaska has legalized use and other states may do so.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Gibson, Charles;
Walters, Barbara

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