NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 1979
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(Studio) Ap report on president Carter's plans for national health insurance program to be called Health Care noted. Details given. Testimony to Congress with regard to dangers of painkiller Darvon reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details given about government figs. on Darvon-related deaths compared to those related to heroin and alcohol. Congress testimony about dangers of Darvon noted. Ralph Nader's Health Research Group head Dr. Sidney Wolfe's testimony outlined. [WOLFE - quotes statements made to him by San Francisco chief coroner Dr. Boyd Stephens.] Research Group's recommendations for restrictions on Darvon stated. Response to controversy of spokesperson for Eli Lilly and Company, chief manufacturer of Darvon, reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch