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Drugs and Drug Abuse / House Hearings / Women / Marijuana Smuggling #54895

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 26, 1978
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(Studio) House committee hearing on problems involved in prescribing of mood-altering drugs reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Addiction potential in such mood-altering drugs as Valium, Librium and Thorazine described. [WOMAN - notes own addiction problem.] Mrs. Betty Ford's recent revelation of her drug problems mentioned; film shown. Statistics with regard to hospital emergency room case and women alcoholics' relationships to drugs given. New Jersey cnsling. center participants experiences noted. [2nd WOMAN - describes experience.] [WOMAN - states ease of getting drugs.] House hearing detailed. [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - says women drug addicts didn't become so from alley pushers but from physicians' prescriptions.]
REPORTER: Margaret Osmer

(Studio) Details given about testimony to House committee studying marijuana smuggling by admitted part-time smuggler Robert Ebey; film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Osmer, Margaret;
Reynolds, Frank

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