Pure Food and Drug Act Cleaning Up the Food and Drug Industries
What are the problems with these products? • What are the ingredients? • What are the test results? • What are the dangers? • Are they addictive? • Do they really work?
Pure Food and Drug Act-1906 • For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation • of adulterated or misbranded • or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, • and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes
Pure Food and Drug Act • Creation of the Food and Drug Administration, which was entrusted with the responsibility of testing all foods and drugs destined for human consumption • The requirement for prescriptions from licensed physicians before a patient could purchase certain drugs • The requirement of label warnings on habit-forming drugs.
Progressive Victory? • Today we benefit from this Progressive victory!! • Why????