Medicine: Drug Bill Out

High on the list of things the New Deal proposed to do soon after March 4, 1933 was a vigorous clean-up of the food and drug industry. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt became an ardent advocate for a sterner and stricter law than the relic of 1906. In the Department of Agriculture Brain Truster Rexford Guy Tugwell drafted such a stringent bill to revamp the old Federal Food & Drugs Act that manufacturers who stock the shelves of drug stores and groceries were thrown into a political panic. Hearings were held at the Capitol and...

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