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Tylenol / Poisonings #520573

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1982
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(Studio) Possibility that death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is linked with Chicago deaths from cyanide-laced Tylenol reported; death of William Pascual last spring recalled, discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Current status of Chicago investigation outlined on screen. [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - notes similarities between suspects.] Efforts to determine if California strychnine poisoning of Tylenol and Chicago deaths are linked considered; Mayor Jane Byrne's call for sealing of all over-the-counter drugs mentioned. [Health and Human Services Secretary Richard SCHWEIKER - opposes such local ordinances; explains.] Results of analysis of Tylenol capsules found next to dead Tennessee truck driver noted. Park Ridge, Illinois, postal officials noted displeased with delivery of Tylenol samples through mails. [CARRIER - explains.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Oroville, California) Investigation here into strychnine poisoning of Tylenol examined; 1st victim Greg Blagg noted recovering. [Detective Jack LEE - notes implications of unconfirmed reports so far.] [Civil disaster coordinator Tom STRUTHERS - resents learning of poisoning from news media.] All Tylenol prods. said taken off shelves in California.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) [Johnson and Johnson president Wayne NELSON - discusses efforts to create tamper-resistant pkging., public attitude towards over-the-counter drugs.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David;
Cummins, Jim

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