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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.
REPORTER: Judd Rose

(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

Reporter(s):
Howes, Paul;
Reynolds, Frank;
Rose, Judd
Duration:
00:03:20

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