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Supreme Court / Laetrile #504743

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling upholding FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban on interstate shipment of Laetrile outlined.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Background given on case brought by cancer victim Glen Rutherford. [RUTHERFORD - will continue using drug.] Laetrile's product, use and legality in 20 states noted; films shown. Justice Thurgood Marshall quoted; Court directive to lower court with regard to possible constitutional right to privacy in terms of drug use cited.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

(Tijuana, Mexico) Probable impact of Court's ruling on Laetrile bus, in Tijuana, Mexico, examined; films shown. Centro Medico Del Mar clinic featured. [Clinic director Dr. Ernesto CONTRERAS - discusses patients.] Chad Green case recalled; Chad noted presently at clinic and undergoing conventional treatment as well as Laetrile. Films shown.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

Brinkley, David;
Lewis, Meredith;
Stern, Carl

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