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July 8, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(2):147. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640020059025

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Regulation Concerning the Sale of Disinfectants  To repress fraud and abuses in the sale of proprietaries which rely entirely on advertising for their existence, the authorities have compiled regulations concerning the sale of disinfectants and antiseptics. The containers must now bear a label indicating (1) the name and address of the manufacturer or person selling the product; (2) its composition, indicated in usual terms regardless of the chemical formula; (3) the instructions for the various uses of the product, and (4) its bactericidal value, especially the concentration, temperature and the time required to kill bacilli. Pamphlets, or advertising matter pertaining to these products must be identical with the label and contain only additional information that may be useful to the purchaser. The retailing of disinfectants or antiseptics is limited to public drug stores. All products not registered in the pharmacopeia, but sold as disinfectants or antiseptics, are subject to these

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