November 10, 1962


JAMA. 1962;182(6):19-21. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050450109038

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Call for Uniform Drug Laws.—  The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association praised the Food and Drug Administration for a forthcoming survey, to be conducted by a nonprofit research organization, of state and local food and drug laws, as well as of the facilities for their enforcement.In a letter to the FDA, Commissioner George Larrick of the PMA, said they staunchly support and advocate the principle of uniformity in state food and drug laws. "Similarly, we have always urged that such laws should be in conformity with those of the Federal," said PMA legislative counsel John Kelly."To us, it seems strange and incompatible with traditional American concepts of trade and commerce, that U.S. drug manufacturers are being burdened with a multiplicity of differing state laws while their European counterparts are having this burden removed," said PMA."Uniformity of state laws will help us to prosper; nonuniformity will drain us of our

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