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October 7, 1922

New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1922.

JAMA. 1922;79(15):1266. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640150078035

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This is the official yearly publication of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. In it the Council presents to the medical profession impartial, critical information concerning those proprietary medicines which the Council deems worthy of recognition. The book also contains descriptions of those nonofficial remedies rated by the Council as worthy of consideration by the profession.

Before a product is admitted to New and Nonofficial Remedies, these important requirements are stipulated: (1) a declaration of the quantitative composition of the article; (2) truthful therapeutic claims in marketing the article; (3) evident or potential therapeutic value.

As evidence of the disinterested character of the work, the descriptions of the preparations are based not only on the information submitted by the manufacturer or his agents, but also on investigations made by, or under the direction of, the Council. The statements made by the manufacturer or those interested in the marketing of the

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