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Government & Advocacy

  • 1912 - Section 8 of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 was amended to include ban fraudulent claims of "curative or therapeutic effect" by drug companies. This amendment was known as "the Sherley Amendment".[1]


References

  1. "FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUGS ACT OF 1906 (THE "WILEY ACT")." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. n.d. Accessed on June 4, 2008.