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May 31, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(22):1778-1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710480054026

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A Law Pertaining to Proprietary Remedies  The Deutsche pharmakologische Gesellschaft and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für innere Medizin have addressed a petition to the federal minister of the interior, urgently demanding, on account of the appearance of serious and harmful manifestations in the production and sale of medical remedies, the promulgation of the law pertaining to proprietary medical remedies, which has been under consideration for many years. The happy-go-lucky treatment of medicines that has sprung up owing to the absence of federal regulation is today removed from the course dictated by reason. For purely medical reasons and likewise from the economic point of view, a selection of medical remedies must be maintained. Such a choice is, however, in principle possible only when a survey of the material from which the choice is to be made is feasible. This gives rise to the deduction that the sum total of medicaments placed at

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