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Tylenol Poisoning #75244

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1982
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(Studio) Strychnine poisoning of Tylenol capsule reported in California; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Possible national health hazard posed by tampering with drugs considered. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Arthur Hull HAYES - calls for consumer cautiousness.] [Proprietary Association president James COPE - warns against conflicting and differing local requirements imposed on national drug industry] California case of strychnine-laced Tylenol discussed; federal authorities noted examining means of protecting consumer.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Question of link between California and Chicago poisonings said being investigated. [Illinois attorney general Tyrone FAHNER - notes lack of leads so far.] Preventive measures taken by authorities outlined. [Criminologist Prof. Jon WALTZ - considers suspect pool unlimited; describes investigation efforts.] criminal bureau chief Gary McALVEY - explains resources available to authorities.]
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Arthur Hull HAYES - discusses warning to consumers about over-the-counter drugs, California strychnine case.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Simpson, Carole

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