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Drug Tampering / Colorado #75101

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 26, 1982
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(Studio) Poisoning of Excedrin capsules in Colorado and government's agreement to recall pain-relief capsules in area reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Denver, Colorado) Mercury chloride poisoning of Extra Strength Excedrin examined; films shown. [Dr. William GARRETT - comments on condition of 1 victim.] Excedrin mfrs., Bristol-Myers, said agreeing to remove product from Colorado stores; discovery of poisoned Anacin capsules in Grand Junction, Colorado, noted. Incident said apparent copycat poisoning of Tylenol contamination.

(DC) Officials' concern over such copycat crimes as contamination of eye drops in Florida, and tampering in Colorado, examined; dilemma faced by media in situation discussed. Possible impact on Halloween considered.
REPORTER: Paul Howes

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Howes, Paul;
Reynolds, Frank;
Rose, Judd

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