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(Studio) Death toll in cyanide-laced Tylenol poisoning said still standing at 7.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) FBI's incrd. role in investigation described; possibility of 2nd case of strychnine-laced Tylenol in Oroville, California, discussed. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, authorities said reopening death of William Pascual, believed a suicide, due to the discovery of cyanide-laced Tylenol near his body. Drug industry's task force noted considering new tamper-resistant pkging. methods; those used by Tylenol in West Germany mentioned, shown. [Drug pkging. expert William JAMES - notes imperfection of any method.]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(Studio) [Chicago police superintendent Richard BRZECZEK - notes apparent lack of connection between Philadelphia death and Chicago murders.] [Current status of investigation here described. [BRZECZEK - cites lack of suspects.] Drop in sales of over-the-counter drugs at Walgreen's outlined on screen. [Mkt. research analyst Leo SHAPIRO - comments on incrd. consumer awareness.] McNeil Consumer Prods. said announcing exchange program for Tylenol consumers; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
- Reynolds, Frank;
- Robinson, Max;
- Simpson, Carole
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