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FDA / Saccharin / Day-Time Sedatives #494164

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1977
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(Studio) House votes to delay saccharin ban for at least 1 year; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had moved to ban sweetener this year No similar move to delay ban yet underway in Senator FDA (Food and Drug Administration) announces ban on nonprescription day-time sedatives.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Don. Kennedy tells congress hearing sedatives don't relieve anxiety as ads claim. [KENNEDY - says only calming action in medications is in making consumer drowsy.] If sedatives relabeled "sleeping pills", they could be sold; however, in separate action last week, report was issued linking main ingredient in both to cancer and now FDA (Food and Drug Administration) studies this issue.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John

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