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January 3, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660270055024

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Federal Legislation to Control the Sale of "Patent Medicines" or Secret Remedies  On the basis of investigations and a report submitted by the federal public health service, the federal council recently adopted a more extensive list of "patent medicines" or secret remedies. In this list a number of remedies have been incorporated that, during recent years, have been brought to the attention of the public by widespread publicity propaganda, notwithstanding the fact that they have been strongly opposed by the authorities and the medical press. The Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift in a recent issue gives advance information concerning certain of these remedies. The publication of the complete official list will be made shortly. At the head of the list is the proprietary Rad-Jo, which is known also in America; renaszin, visnervin and venezin follow. It is noteworthy that all remedies that claim to cure drunkenness, and all remedies that are supposed

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