NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1980
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) said reexamining drug it previously approved for pregnant women, Bendectin, due to allegations by "Mother Jones" and others with regard to possible defects in babies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Vicky Cordova reported suing Richardson-Merrell, Incorporated, pharmaceutical co. due to son Marco's birth defects; details given. [CORDOVA - comments.] Use of Bendectin and controversy over its safety discussed; disagreement among panel studying problem outlined. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Dr. Beverly PAIGEN, Dr. Robert BRENT - debate issue.] Panel said submitting recommendations tomorrow.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell (KRON-TV news tape)