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Limbaugh / Drug Addiction #739456

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) The stunning admission by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh that he is addicted to prescription painkilling drugs featured; details given about claims that he obtained the drugs illegally in a scheme involving his housekeeper. [On the radio, LIMBAUGH – says he is addicted to prescription pain medication.] [Palm Beach County, Florida, state attorney spokesman Mike EDMONDSON†- says the distributor is our first priority.] [Friend Tom SULLIVAN – says Limbaugh came clean.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The prescription drug addiction epidemic examined; statistics cited; details given about the drugs Limbaugh was addicted to, which may have caused his hearing loss. [Columbia University Dr. Susan FOSTER†- comments on the large population addicted to prescription drugs.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim;
Bazell, Robert

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