Medicine: Watchdogs at Work

¶ The Food & Drug Administration, watchdog of U.S. pantry shelves and medicine chests, announced last week that it had seized a shipment of "Slimettes" dietetic candies because of misleading labeling. They were marked "No salt added" and "No sugar added," yet they had a "substantial" salt content and were high in calories.

¶ The Federal Trade Commission forbade the Hayr Chemical Co. of Newark to claim that its product "Hayr" will grow hair and check baldness. In 90% to 95% of baldness, medical science knows no cure, the FTC ruled, and in the remaining cases, (caused by disease)...

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