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Prod. Tampering / Contac #550990

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 13, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(DC: Irving R. Levine) Econ. risk taken by SmithKline Beckman in resuming sales of Contac, target of recent cyanide-poisoning threat, examined; scenes shown. [SmithKline consumer prods. president William LEARNARD - cites inability to guarantee tamper-resistant product] Johnson and Johnson's decision after Tylenol poisonings recalled. [Feb. 19, 1986, Johnson and Johnson chairperson James BURKE - explains company's decision.] Arrest of Edward Arlen Marks for allegedly poisoning Contac in Houston &Orlando recalled. [LEARNARD - comments.] [BBD&O ad agency spokesperson Elliot FIRESTONE - describes theme of new Contac commercial.] [First Boston Corporation spokesperson Ronald STERN - notes move of most companies toward caplets.] [Pharmacist Joe GLENN - comments on customers' concerns.] [LEARNARD - acknowledges economy risk in decision.]

Levine, Irving R.;
Wallace, Chris

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