ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1982
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(Studio) FDA's warning to nation regarding use of Extra-Strength Tylenol due to series of deaths on Chicago, Illinois, area quoted; current death toll noted. Reward offered by Tylenol mfrs. mentioned. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson William GRIGG - explains innocence of McNeil Consumer Prods.; comments on ntnwide. warning about product's use; explains basis of warning about capsules.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Background to deaths due to cyanide-laced Tylenol examined; 1st victim Mary Kellerman noted followed by 5 others. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) SPOKESPERSON - warns against product's use.] Amt. of Tylenol used daily ntnwide. outlined on screen. Preventive measures undertaken by hospitals and police described; Johnson and Johnson, mfrs. of Tylenol through McNeil, noted taking steps to limit product's sales. [Illinois OFFICIAL - describes measures taken by authorities to circumvent tragedy.] Lot numbers involved listed on screen; authorities' warning about ntnwide. distribution of product outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
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