The Merck Report Volume 14

The Merck Report Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...a mere obstructive attitude in matters of legislation. The association, he said, stood ready to join with any and all other organizations to promote by every proper means the enactment of good laws intended to furnish protection to the public from the sale of every sort of dangerous, disreputable, or injurious preparation. It should encourage harmonious action by the four national drug organizations for the purpose of more effectively co-operating in every state with all honest and reasonable advocates of such legislation, and this would also have a tendency to weaken the force of the malicious-agitation now being carried on, and which is more likely to increase than diminish. The association had strongly indorsed-the pure food and drug bill which passed the House last year, but it opposed the effort made to ingraft certain features upon it by the Senate Committee on Manufa'cturcs----the House bill defined the term drug as including "all medicines and preparations recognized in the U. S. P. for internal and external use," while to the Senate measure was added "also any substance intended to be used for the cure, mitigation, or prevention of disease." The opposition of the proprietary manufacturers was based not upon an_v provision intended to secure the purity of drugs, but because this provision, considered with others, would make it the duty of the Federal Government to pass upon the therapeutic properties of proprietary medicines as a condition precedent to the right of the manufacturer to ship them from one state to another. Such a. theory would make the Agricultural Department a colossal medical board, with supervisory powers over the character of nearly all medicines which the people use. The report concluded: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922646
  • 9781236922649