ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 1985
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(Studio) Rel. between urban crime and drug abuse noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Los Angeles, California) Authorities' concern over rising use of synthetic drugs, known as designer drugs, by abusers examined. [Dr. William LANGSTON - notes street addicts are guinea pigs.] Effect of designer drug on one user described, shown. [ADDICT - explains using synthetic heroin.] Anderson Mitchell's disorder after ingesting unknown synthetic drug cited. [Dr. Robert ROBERTON - explains medical community's fear over disorders stemming from designer drugs.] Problems faced by govt in outlawing new drugs explained. [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson Ronald BUZZEO - hopes to confine problem in California.] PCP, or Angel Dust, recalled beginning in California before spreading nationwide.
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker
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