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March 17, 1906

THE PURE FOOD BILL.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(11):806-807. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510380044008

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Abstract

We reproduce on page 815 the Pure Food Bill as amended by the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. While it takes considerable space, the measure is such an important one that, we believe, our readers will be glad to see it in its completeness. It will be noticed that it is the Senate Bill, and not the Hepburn bill as introduced in the House some time ago. In the bill as it passed the Senate, provisions were made for foods, liquors and drugs, but as amended only two classes appear, foods and drugs, liquors being classed with foods. Drugs are so defined as to take in not only those in the Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, but also "any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease of either man or other animals." Mixtures require "a statement on the label

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