ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1978
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern's comments on cancer-causing agents in foods and lack of government study of diets quoted. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) proposed ban on most common ingredient in nonprescription sleeping aids reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Rockville, MD) television commercial for sleep aid shown. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) report that most over-the-counter sleep aids contain methapyrilene hydrochloride, which National Cancer Institute study has found might cause cancer, noted. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) deputy commissioner Sherwin GARDNER - discusses tests conducted so far. States need for more tests.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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