NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 1984
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(Studio) E-Ferol's creation as vitamin compound for treatment of anemia and some digestive ailments noted; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalled recently withdrawing product following reports of deaths of infants being treated with E-Ferol.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Rockville, MD) Indications that E-Ferol's use is more widespread than previously thought examined; Sacred Heart Hospital's decision to halt use of E-Ferol prior to ban due to high death rate among premature infants being administered Vitamin E supplement noted. [Sacred Heart administration Sister Peter CLAVER - describes victims' complex medical problems.] Extent of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recall illustrated on map. [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. William MARTONE - anticipates further deaths.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) effort to determine E-Ferol's manufacturer and distribution without government approval and manufacturer's response outlined.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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