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Contact Lenses and FDA #72231

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1981
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(Studio) 2 officials of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported suspended after admitting possible bribery by company
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Microbiologist Mary Bruch and Arnauld Scafidi reported entertained lavishly by Burton, Parsons, Incorporated and fabricating reports of eye infections to drive competing solutions off the market; details outlined on screen. Both said denying being influenced in their decision to allow Burton, Parsons lend cleaner to be sold. Response of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cmsr. noted. [Representative Albert GORE - calls decision corrupt.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Bureau of Drugs spokesperson Richard CROUT - denies corruption.] [Representative John DINGELL - lists entertainments of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officials followed by rulings favorable to Burton, Parsons.] [CROUT and DINGELL - discuss salt tablets.] Alleged number of solution users suffering allergic reaction mentioned.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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