NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1980
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(Studio) Alleged number of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) cases so far this year and disease's ostensible link with use of tampons reported; panel of physicians said advising FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on situation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Statistics surrounding toxic shock syndrome listed on screen; possible basis for link between tampons and TSS explained. [Dr. Douglas BARNES, Mayo Clinic spokesperson Dr. Ken NOLLER - comment.] CDC (Centers for Disease Control) said unable to link vaginal ulcers or cuts to TSS; response of panel's physicians to recommendation made by consumer representative noted. Rely tampons recalled already withdrawn from market; response by other tampon mfrs. mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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