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Medical Fraud and The Elderly #507301

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1980
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(Studio) House reported working on legislature designed to halt mail-order sales of phony medical cures.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Representative Claude PEPPER - notes amount spent annually by elderly on medical gimmicks.] Death of Lena Rosenberg's husband from health food diet cited as example [ROSENBERG - comments.] Devices sold as cures for various illnesses and health problems shown, discussed. [Arthritis Fndn. spokesperson Dr. Wilbur BLECHMAN - comments.] Most quack medical cures noted promoted through mails; Senator said already passing legislature permitting post ofc. to send undercover agents after promoters.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Sobel, Rebecca
Duration:
00:01:40

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