NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recall of vitamin E supplement E-Ferol, given to premature infants, due to number baby deaths attributed to supplement examined; E-Ferol noted distributed last year without government approval. No. deaths in recent weeks mentioned. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. Harry MEYER - explains recall order.] E-Ferol said manufactured by Carter-Glogau and distributed by Saint Louis pharmaceutical firm; sites of deaths so far indicated on map. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - calls for more severe penalties for distributing unapproved drug.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) mentioned beginning investigation.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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