ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
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(Studio) Opening of House hearings on new 3-mo. contraceptive given to women by injection reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Drug's name, depo provera, stated; its use in United States as cancer treatment noted. [Representative James SCHEUER - says depo provera comes as close as any drug to being perfect contraceptive.] Use of contraceptive shots by women in Europe and developing ntns. reported; FDA's lack of approval for US contraceptive use stated. Amt. of oral contraceptive use in United States and dangers of it cited. [Emory University spokesperson Dr. Robert HATCHER - says most dangerous contraceptive is overused.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) report on issue outlined. [FDA commissioner Don. KENNEDY - responds to question about cancer risk in use of depo provera for contraceptive.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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