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NBC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1982
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) physicians said claiming that some mouthwashes don't combat bad breath while intensifying other problems.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Commercial claims of most mouthwashes noted; television commercial for Listerine shown. Listerine, Scope, Cepacol and others, while containing germ killers, said actually ineffective against bad breath as well as possibly prolonging healing time of some infections. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. William GILBERTSON - explains agency's findings.] Admin. panel's recommendations outlined. Reactions of Listermint and Signal mentioned; Listerine's response cited.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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