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Painkillers #91392

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Pharmacists' concern over nonprescription painkillers containing ibuprofen, such as Advil or Nuprin, examined; ibuprofen recalled formerly available by prescription only. [National Association of Retail Pharmacists spokesperson Sol KESSELMAN - believes ibuprofen is health hazard; explains.] Kesselman and other pharmacists said keeping Nuprin and Advil behind the counter, necessitating consumers' asking specifically for them. [KESSELMAN - thinks such drugs demand professional advice.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson William GRIGG - denies dangers of ibuprofen.] Issue of possible economy motives of pharmacists explained, discussed. [Proprietary Association Jack WALDEN - claims pharmacists are trying to control ibuprofen market for profit.] Pharmacists' push for new class of drugs, sold only by them but not prescription, noted. [GRIGG - opposes such move.] [KESSELMAN - defs. concept.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Koppel, Ted;
Strait, George

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