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June 8, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(23):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430230036008

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The firm of Schieffelin & Co., of New York City, has recently notified the Secretary of the Treasury of certain frauds upon the revenue. Drugs made in Germany, like phenacetin and sulfonal, have been brought into the country through Canada and sold at a figure 20 to 25 per centum lower than the regular prices of the authorized distributing agents in New York.

One druggist, hailing from Montreal, has been arrested and others in that city are on tenter-hooks in view of confessions said to have been made concerning the evasion of the revenue laws, which confessions are by two parlor-car porters, who have for years been on the Montreal "run" of two lines of railway. One porter was arrested in Boston.

The Treasury agents are said to be in possession of the names of numerous carriers and buyers of the low-priced drugs. The arrested Montreal druggist was put under

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