DRUGS,LIQUOR: Vitamins Down


Perhaps three out of every four U.S. citizens consume vitamins; in 1943 the vitaminded citizenry swallowed some $200 million worth of the colored pellets. Last week they got good news. Vitamin prices were slashed in some cases by 75%.

Sample items: B2 tablets came down from $3.25 to $1.39 per 100; B1 tablets were cut from $2.49 to $1.43.

Said a spokesman for an institution supply agency: "What the OPA was unable to accomplish . . . the manufacturers themselves have done with a bang."

But the technical decision still went to OPA Boss Chester...

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