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California / Septuplets, Fertility Drugs #96270

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Orange, California) Death of 1 of 6 surviving septuplets born to Patricia and Sam Frustaci examined; films shown. [Sam FRUSTACI - announces son's death.] [Dr. Carrie WORCESTER notes infant's medical problems.] [Sam FRUSTACI - notes wife's ordeal.] [Kelly SOTO - comments on Patricia Frustaci's students' reaction to family's losses.] [Sam FRUSTACI - cites need to focus on surviving infants.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Mfrs. of Pergonal, fertility drug used by Frustaci, said septuplets were result of drug's misuse. [Ares-Serono Incorporated spokesperson Dr. James BOYLE - comments on Frustaci case.] Pregnancy rate among users of Pergonal and Clomid outlined on screen; rate of multiple births for each drug noted. [Dr. Safa RIFKA - notes frequency of congenital abnormalities among infants of multiple gestation.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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