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December 9, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(24):1882-1883. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740490042014

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The proposed repeal of the Food and Drugs Act of 1906 as amended, with the enactment of an entirely new law, now commonly called the Tugwell or Copeland Food, Drug and Cosmetic bill (S. 1944, H. R. 6110), has resulted in an unusual—perhaps much to be expected—outpouring of publicity and propaganda from many sources. Periodicals representing the drug, food and cosmetic industries have burst forth with hysterical editorials, special articles, cartoons and similar manifestations of interest indicating extraordinary fears in relationship to the effects of this legislation, if enacted, on the industries that they represent. At the same time, such organizations as represent movements for pure foods and drugs honestly advertised and some of the great leaders in the food and drug industry have indicated their general approval of the measure in most of its aspects. Not only from Washington, and particularly from officials representing the Food and Drugs Administration,

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