NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Francisco, California) Dangers involved in "designer drugs," synthetic narcotics such as heroin, examined. [USER - prefers synthetic drug to actual heroin.] [California abuse program spokesperson Robbie ROBERTSON - thinks designer narcotics will replace heroin.] Legality of many synthetic narcotics and their manufacturer explained. [Dr. Gary HENDERSON - explains chemists' ability to design any drug.] Known deaths so far from synthetic heroin overdoses mentioned; some users noted developing symptoms of Parkinson's disease. [Dr. William LANGSTON - thinks synthetic heroin will flood market]
REPORTER: David Burrington
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